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ASEAN’s Energy Equation indicates the way forward for Southeast Asia

ASEAN’s Energy Equation indicates the way forward for Southeast Asia

May 24th 2017

The World Coal Association (WCA), in collaboration with the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE), published last week the report “ASEAN’s Energy Equation”. The report is the first comprehensive cost-benefit...

COP23 focuses on Paris rulebook

Nov 17th 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 several...

WCA statement on UK-Canada coal phase-out alliance

Nov 16th 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 the...

CIAB publishes new report on CCS deployment

Nov 15th 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...

IEA recognises coal’s continuous importance to global energy needs

Nov 14th 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...

ASEAN ministers: Coal technology key to Paris deal success

Nov 13th 2017

ASEAN ministers: Coal technology key to Paris deal success

At last month’s ASEAN energy ministers’ meeting in Manila, representatives from across the region confirmed that coal and, more specifically, high efficiency coal, is the fuel of choice for Southeast...

WCA’s engagement at COP23 in Bonn, Germany

Nov 6th 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...

Participants discuss coal’s role in achieving the SDGs

Participants discuss coal’s role in achieving the SDGs

Nov 3rd 2017

This week, the global coal industry held a one-day forum in London to discuss the role of coal in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Forum attracted around 100 participants from...

WCA signs MoU with Bettercoal

Oct 31st 2017

WCA signs MoU with Bettercoal

Bettercoal and the World Coal Association (WCA) have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) strengthening their partnership.  This agreement will see WCA and Bettercoal work closely...