News archive

January 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

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