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Basic coal facts

Basic coal facts

Feb 21st 2017

The World Coal Association (WCA) published today a new factsheet about the basic facts surrounding coal. The factsheet looks at how coal is formed, mined and produced and information about where...

The Łagisza Power Plant: The World’s First Supercritical CFB

Mar 24th 2017

The Łagisza Power Plant: The World’s First Supercritical CFB

First published in Cornerstone, Volume 4, Issue 3 By Malgorzata Wiatros-Motyka, Author and Analyst, IEA Clean Coal Centre The Łagisza power plant in Będzin, Poland, is home to the...

WCA reacts to Greenpeace report

Mar 22nd 2017

WCA reacts to Greenpeace report

Reacting to the report, Benjamin Sporton CEO of World Coal Association says: “Developing energy infrastructure is complex particularly for huge projects like a large coal station. Realistically...

Japan’s renewed commitment to coal

Mar 20th 2017

Japan’s renewed commitment to coal

Japan is one of the largest economies in the world, and has long been a major consumer and importer of energy and a leader in energy technology development. Japan is also the world’s fifth-largest...

Net-Zero Emissions: New Climate Target and New Chance for Coal

Mar 15th 2017

Net-Zero Emissions: New Climate Target and New Chance for Coal

First published in Cornerstone, Volume 4, Issue 3 By Jon Gibbins, Director, UK CCS Research Centre,  Professor of Power Plant Engineering, University of Sheffield Hannah Chalmers...

Coal very necessary

Mar 13th 2017

Coal very necessary

Re: “Kill all coal energy plans”, (Editorial, Feb 14). Thailand’s energy challenges are not dissimilar to those of other Southeast Asian nations where energy demand is outstripping domestic supply...

International Women's Day 2017 - Meet Lina Young of Peabody

Mar 8th 2017

International Women's Day 2017 - Meet Lina Young of Peabody

Today 8 March 2017, the World Coal Association, the only global body representing the coal industry, is joining millions around the world to celebrate International Women's Day. In a Q&A series,...

The Need for Increased Momentum for CCS

Mar 7th 2017

The Need for Increased Momentum for CCS

First published in Cornerstone, Volume 4, Issue 3 By Andrew Purvis General Manager Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Global CCS Institute Ingvild Ombudstvedt Senior Advisor Policy and...

The Resource Global Network interviews Benjamin Sporton

The Resource Global Network interviews Benjamin Sporton

Mar 6th 2017

Q: The coal industry has faced depressed prices over the last several years – what impact have you seen on the market due to that (focus on Africa) – potential supply side deficit/ inability...

Benjamin Sporton’s vision on cooperating with the UNECE

Feb 28th 2017

Benjamin Sporton’s vision on cooperating with the UNECE

In a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in January, the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the World Coal Association (WCA) expressed their commitment to working together through...