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March 2018

Industrialisation and prosperity to drive global energy demand

In its 2018 Energy Outlook, BP shows how growing industrialisation and prosperity will drive an increase in global energy demand and how that demand will be met with the most diverse energy mix the...

Mar 2nd 2018

February 2018

WCA responds to BP Energy Outlook 2018

Responding to BP’s Energy Outlook 2018, Benjamin Sporton, Chief Executive of the World Coal Association (WCA) said: Clearly, the world’s energy system is changing and there is an international...

Feb 20th 2018

WCA welcomes tax break for CCS technologies

The World Coal Association (WCA) has welcomed increased and extended tax breaks for companies that invest in carbon capture use and storage (CCUS) technologies in the United States. The provision is...

Feb 12th 2018

CCS is essential to climate change mitigation

IEA WEO 2017 Insights In our final “IEA WEO 2017 Insights”, we take a look at carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies and their role in achieving global climate goals. CCS is an...

Feb 8th 2018

January 2018

Southeast Asia’s electricity generation

IEA WEO 2017 Insights With energy demand growing at twice the pace of China, Southeast Asia is what IEA WEO 2017 calls “a rising heavyweight in global energy”[1]. In the IEA’s analysis,...

Jan 31st 2018

WCA comments on Moody’s Investors Service report on CCS

The World Coal Association (WCA) welcomes Moody’s call for accelerated investment in CCS technology in its latest Investors Service report. WCA Chief Executive Benjamin Sporton says: We...

Jan 26th 2018

India’s electricity generation

IEA WEO 2017 Insights In the third post in our IEA WEO 2017 Insights series, we review how India’s electricity generation has evolved. According to the IEA, India’s electricity generation...

Jan 24th 2018

Benjamin Sporton talks about enhanced cooperation with ASEAN Centre for Energy

In September 2017, the World Coal Association (WCA) and the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that formalised their relationship. The signing ceremony was held...

Jan 18th 2018

Global electricity mix

IEA WEO 2017 Insights The International Energy Agency (IEA) published its annual review of the global energy system, the World Energy Outlook (WEO), in November 2017. According to WEO 2017,...

Jan 12th 2018

Global primary energy demand

IEA WEO 2017 Insights Every year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) publishes the World Energy Outlook (WEO), its flagship report that looks at the status of global energy, the annual shifts...

Jan 4th 2018