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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...

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

May 24th 2017

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

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...

Propelling ASEAN towards Clean Coal Technology

May 22nd 2017

Propelling ASEAN towards Clean Coal Technology

Coal, the most abundant and reliable energy resource, will continue to be the dominant energy source in power generation to meet the fast-growing electricity demand in the emerging economies of the...

Southeast Asia can accelerate achievement of Paris Agreement goals

May 17th 2017

Southeast Asia can accelerate achievement of Paris Agreement goals

Low emissions coal in Asia reduces more CO2 emissions than renewable investment in Western Europe. Jakarta, 17 May 2017- Investing in low emissions coal plants in Southeast Asia would reduce more...

Letter to the Financial Times

May 10th 2017

Letter to the Financial Times

Dear Editor, RE: Britain rakes out the coals of a dying power source (April 22), The UK is responsible for less than 3% of global energy demand  and so is not indicative of the entire...

Coal-Fired Power Generation in Japan and the World

May 3rd 2017

Coal-Fired Power Generation in Japan and the World

First published in Cornerstone, Volume 4, Issue 4 By Sumie Nakayama, Senior Advisor on Climate Change, J-POWER The Japanese government set its 2030 power generation target shares for...

Supporting Colombia’s quest for sustainable coal

Apr 25th 2017

Supporting Colombia’s quest for sustainable coal

A few weeks ago, I was in Colombia to see first-hand how responsible mining is contributing to local communities and the environment, and to also witness the work being done by the newest member of...