News archive

September 2018

Powering sustainable development with low emission coal technologies

In its 5th Strategic Energy Plan this year (2018), the Japanese Cabinet recognised coal as an important energy resource, necessary for the country’s base-load power supply, but it also highlighted...

Sep 10th 2018

August 2018

Coal & the SDGs: Johannesburg roundtable

The World Coal Association (WCA) is holding a series of roundtables throughout 2018 to explore coal and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The most recent roundtable was held in...

Aug 23rd 2018

Malaysia’s Manjung 4

According to the IEA’s Energy Access Outlook 2017 report, nearly all of those who gained access to electricity worldwide in the last 16 years, did so through new grid connections, mostly from...

Aug 15th 2018

New report shows why HELE remains imperative for ASEAN countries

Developing and emerging economies such as the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), cannot meet their energy needs, tackle energy poverty, and reduce global emissions without utilising all...

Aug 8th 2018

July 2018

Innovation and technology are key to ensuring sustainable use of coal in ASEAN

Liam McHugh, WCA Policy Manager, shares highlights from Thailand where he addressed the ASEAN Forum on Coal workshop. Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of opening a conference organised in...

Jul 31st 2018

CCS Knowledge Centre analyses recent developments in Saskatchewan

Last week the provincial power utility in Saskatchewan, Canada, SaskPower, announced its planned retirement of coal-fired power units Boundary Dam 4 and 5 (BD4&5) instead of retrofitting them, as...

Jul 23rd 2018

WCA comments on the IEA’s 2018 World Energy Investment report

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published its annual World Energy Investment 2018. The report looks at how investment decisions made today will determine energy supply and demand capacity...

Jul 17th 2018

WCA announces leadership transition amid resurgence in coal fundamentals

The World Coal Association today announced that it is embarking on a leadership transition as CEO Benjamin Sporton leaves the organisation in September 2018.  Mr Sporton will become the head of...

Jul 10th 2018

BP Review shows rising coal consumption and highlights importance of low emission technologies

Every year, BP produces a series of reports that highlight and forecast trends in the world’s energy mix. The BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2018, issued last month, is an annual report that...

Jul 9th 2018

June 2018

Petra Nova demonstrates technical potential- but that's just one side of the coin

In discussions about pathways for reducing emissions, carbon capture use and storage (CCUS) is considered a key technology in the low-carbon portfolio. Over the course of the last 10 to 15 years -...

Jun 20th 2018