News archive

October 2018

New report calls on World Bank to support zero emission pathway for coal-dependent countries

The World Coal Association (WCA) has today launched a new report calling on the World Bank Group (WBG) to reform its policy on coal financing. The report “Reducing emissions from coal: A role for...

Oct 11th 2018

WCA comments on IPCC's Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C earlier this week. In response, the World Coal Association, (WCA) notes...

Oct 9th 2018

WCA responds to IPCC's Special Report on Global Warming

Responding to the report, WCA Interim Chief Executive, Katie Warrick said: “While we are still reviewing the draft, the World Coal Association believes that any credible pathway to meeting the...

Oct 8th 2018

IEA Clean Coal Centre responds to the BBC report, “China coal power building boom sparks climate warning

A response to the BBC report, “China coal power building boom sparks climate warning” by Matt McGrath. The claim by CoalSwarm that 259 GW of coal plants are under construction in China could...

Oct 1st 2018

September 2018

Stakeholders discuss the role of electricity in achieving Agenda 2030

This week, World Coal Association Policy Manager, Liam McHugh will be joining international experts to discuss the role of electricity in achieving the 2030 Agenda. Countries will choose different...

Sep 27th 2018

Katie Warrick assumes interim leadership of the WCA

Further to our previous announcement, Communications and Strategy Director of the World Coal Association (WCA), Katie Warrick has today assumed the role of Interim Chief Executive.  Katie...

Sep 21st 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