News archive

November 2019

21st Century Coal: Opportunities and Solutions

The World Coal Association (WCA) is holding a one-day conference in Poland, exploring coal trends and the latest developments across both low-emission coal and mining technologies. Being held this...

Nov 4th 2019

July 2019

World Coal Association appoints Michelle Manook as new Chief Executive Officer

BEIJING – The World Coal Association (WCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Manook as its new Chief Executive. Ms Manook has over 25 years’ experience in the energy and...

Jul 18th 2019

June 2019

Reflecting on WCA’s “powering Asia” conference

With Asia still looking to harness coal as a fuel for socio-economic development, the World Coal Association held a one-day conference in Tokyo last month to explore advanced coal technologies for a...

Jun 17th 2019

May 2019

Turkey in Focus

In the second of our snapshot series exploring coal’s role in countries across the globe, we take a look at Turkey – a transcontinental country with around 82 million people and a rapidly...

May 24th 2019

WCA reaffirms commitment to the UN Global Compact

The World Coal Association (WCA) has reaffirmed its commitment to the UN Global Compact (UNGC) through the submission of its ‘Communication on Engagement’ report. WCA became a signatory to the...

May 22nd 2019

Japan in Focus

Coal still plays a fundamental role in providing baseload electricity and acting as a critical building block for many economies. In the first of our snapshot series exploring coal’s role in...

May 21st 2019

Cleaner coal: a sustainable choice for powering Asia

The World Coal Association (WCA) is holding a one-day conference in Tokyo, Japan on the theme “Cleaner coal: a sustainable choice for powering Asia”. Organised with the support of WCA...

May 20th 2019

WCA welcomes Anglo American’s continued engagement following industry association review

The World Coal Association (WCA) has welcomed Anglo American’s decision to remain engaged with the WCA, following a recent industry association review. In a statement, the WCA said: WCA is...

May 3rd 2019

March 2019

World Coal Association response to IEA Global Energy & CO2 Status Report 2018

The International Energy Agency (IEA) released its annual Global Energy & CO2 Status Report assessing global energy consumption and related-emission trends for 2018. The World Coal Association in...

Mar 26th 2019

“The Surprisingly Sustainable Case for Coal”

Amid a fuel that is so often miscast as a Hollywood villain, I’d like to briefly lay out what I would call the surprisingly sustainable case for coal… with three key observations. First...

Mar 18th 2019