News archive

August 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

WCA responds to BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2018

Responding to BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy 2018, Benjamin Sporton, Chief Executive of the World Coal Association (WCA) said: “BP’s Energy Outlook continues to support a number of...

Jun 15th 2018

Industry experts discuss responsible energy at Bettercoal event

On 27 June, WCA CEO Benjamin Sporton will be joining a group of experts to discuss the importance of responsible supply chains in the coal industry. Coal will remain an important fuel source for...

Jun 13th 2018

May 2018

Coal and the SDGs: London roundtable

The World Coal Association (WCA) is holding a series of roundtables throughout 2018 to explore coal and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This series of roundtables will bring...

May 23rd 2018