News archive

December 2017

WCA responds to BHP statement

In response to BHP’s statement today, WCA Chairman Mick Buffier said: “Naturally we are disappointed at the outcome of the review, we do not feel that the report accurately reflects the...

Dec 19th 2017

WCA responds to IEA’s Coal 2017 report

Reacting to the latest IEA Coal 2017 report, WCA CEO, Benjamin Sporton said: “Despite the headlines, the reality is that coal will continue to play a significant role in the world’s energy...

Dec 18th 2017

2nd anniversary of the adoption Paris Agreement

On the 2nd anniversary of the Paris Agreement, Chief Executive of the World Coal Association, Benjamin Sporton reiterates calls for greater investment to accelerate the deployment of...

Dec 12th 2017

November 2017

Contemplating coal’s controversy at COP23

Representing the coal industry at climate talks is never going to be an easy proposition. For many people, coal and climate action are incompatible…‘coal should be kept in the ground’. For many...

Nov 29th 2017

COP23 focuses on Paris rulebook

Over the last two weeks, the World Coal Association has been in Bonn attending the COP-23 climate talks. While held in the old German capital, this year’s presidency is held by Fiji, leading...

Nov 17th 2017

WCA statement on UK-Canada coal phase-out alliance

Reacting to the launch of UK-Canada coal phase-out alliance, Chief Executive of the World Coal Association, Benjamin Sporton said: “With the world set to use fossil fuels, including coal, for...

Nov 16th 2017

Extract magazine, issue 3: Technology contributions to fighting climate change

The third issue of Extract – WCA’s digital magazine – has been published. The new issue brings together published articles from the WCA, third party experts and senior industry figures on how...

Nov 16th 2017

CIAB publishes new report on CCS deployment

The Coal Industry’s Advisory Board (CIAB) to the International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a new report "An International Commitment to CCS: Priority Actions to Enable CCS Deployment". The...

Nov 15th 2017

IEA recognises coal’s continuous importance to global energy needs

The World Coal Association (WCA) has welcomed the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) recognition that coal will continue to play a vital role in the global energy mix. In its latest World Energy...

Nov 14th 2017

WCA’s engagement at COP23 in Bonn, Germany

The World coal Association (WCA) has been involved in international climate discussions since their inception more than two decades ago.  As the WCA prepares to attend another important meeting...

Nov 6th 2017