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WCA looks at the IEA’s coal outlook in WEO 2016

WCA looks at the IEA’s coal outlook in WEO 2016

Nov 30th 2016

Energy access and climate goals are not competing priorities. Per the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) World Energy Outlook 2016 forecasts - informed by the climate pledges submitted prior to...

WCA writes to Jakarta Post

Nov 23rd 2016

WCA writes to Jakarta Post

Dear Editor, Re: David de Jager - New coal technology won’t solve climate woes I write in response to an article written by David de Jager, Principal Consultant, Ecofys Netherlands B....

IEA forecasts 730GW of new high efficiency coal plants by 2040

Nov 16th 2016

IEA forecasts 730GW of new high efficiency coal plants by 2040

London - The World Coal Association (WCA) welcomes the latest edition of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2016, which demonstrates coal’s continuing importance...

Coal and climate change

Nov 15th 2016

Coal and climate change

Energy is an enabler of economic growth, development and progress. Affordable, reliable and accessible electricity is the foundation of prosperity in the modern world. Coal helps provide this – and...

Marrakech climate talks: Why we’re at the table

Nov 14th 2016

Marrakech climate talks: Why we’re at the table

It’s a year since the Paris Agreement was reached, and appetite for affordable, reliable and accessible energy in developing and emerging economies, particularly in Asia continues to grow. For many...

WCA publishes recommendations from New Delhi conference

Nov 8th 2016

WCA publishes recommendations from New Delhi conference

On 18th October, 2016, the World Coal Association (WCA) organised a conference in New Delhi, India, to discuss innovation and opportunities in India’s coal industry. The conference was hosted...

Media note on Paris Agreement coming into force

Media note on Paris Agreement coming into force

Nov 4th 2016

The Paris Agreement comes into effect today. The Agreement compels countries to move their intentions into action, and to make financial commitments to achieve those targets. Many commentators...

The Essential Role of Coal in Past and Future Economic Growth

Nov 2nd 2016

The Essential Role of Coal in Past and Future Economic Growth

By Roger Bezdek, President, Management Information Services, Inc. First published in Cornerstone, Volume 4, Issue 2 The recently published book The Rise and Fall of American Growth,...