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WCA CEO speaks at US energy event in Washington DC

WCA CEO speaks at US energy event in Washington DC

Feb 17th 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Benjamin Sporton, CEO of the World Coal Association (WCA), will offer insights into the new global dynamics of coal, as a keynote speaker at the United States Energy Association...

Energiewende, does it work?

Feb 16th 2017

Energiewende, does it work?

This graph from Agora Energiewende demonstrates how little renewable energy contributed to the overall energy mix of Germany in December 2016 – and the intermittency of supplies. This is the...

WCA CEO comments on the publication of TERI report

Feb 13th 2017

WCA CEO comments on the publication of TERI report

​WCA CEO, Benjamin Sporton says: “India’s energy needs are too huge for any suggestion that it will not need coal in the future. In a country where 244 million have no electricity and 819 no...

CIAB report calls on governments to encourage finance of CCS projects

Jan 27th 2017

CIAB report calls on governments to encourage finance of CCS projects

The World Coal Association welcomes the publication of the report “An International Commitment to CCS: Policies and Incentives to Enable a Low-Carbon Energy Future” by the Coal Industry Advisory...

Comments from WCA CEO Benjamin Sporton to the 2017 BP Energy Outlook

Jan 25th 2017

Comments from WCA CEO Benjamin Sporton to the 2017 BP Energy Outlook

It is significant that the BP report identifies the benefits of rising energy efficiency and its influence in reducing emissions. Like BP, the World Coal Association (WCA) considers improving...

Why policy support for CCUS is so important?

Jan 25th 2017

Why policy support for CCUS is so important?

The World Coal Association (WCA) advocates for policy parity for carbon capture use and storage (CCUS) alongside all low emission technologies. But why is policy parity for CCUS so important?...

UNECE signs MoU with the World Coal Association

Jan 19th 2017

UNECE signs MoU with the World Coal Association

Geneva - The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the World Coal Association (WCA) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that formalises their long-term...

2017, an exciting year ahead

Jan 17th 2017

2017, an exciting year ahead

2017 has just begun and yet is already looking very promising. The year has started positively with news that United States has launched its very first carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS)...

WCA welcomes Berau Coal Energy as its newest member

Jan 12th 2017

WCA welcomes Berau Coal Energy as its newest member

London - The only body acting internationally on behalf of coal, the World Coal Association (WCA), announced today that Indonesian coal mining company, Berau Coal Energy, has joined its membership...