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“The Surprisingly Sustainable Case for Coal”

“The Surprisingly Sustainable Case for Coal”

Mar 18th 2019

Amid a fuel that is so often miscast as a Hollywood villain, I’d like to briefly lay out what I would call the surprisingly sustainable case for coal… with three key observations. First...

World Coal Association response to Glencore announcement

Feb 20th 2019

World Coal Association response to Glencore announcement

The World Coal Association (WCA) believes that coal is a vital energy and strategic resource, essential to the world’s sustainable development and energy security objectives and that it plays an...

The role of coal in India’s energy ambitions

Feb 14th 2019

The role of coal in India’s energy ambitions

India is the world’s second most populous country and figures among the world’s most rapidly growing economies. The South Asian giant is home to one-fifth of the world’s population and an...

World Coal Association statement on Germany's coal phase-out

Jan 28th 2019

World Coal Association statement on Germany's coal phase-out

Germany’s decision is a continuation of long-term trends in the Western European energy market. While some EU countries are taking the political decision to reduce their reliance on coal, this does...

Reducing emissions from coal: A role for the World Bank

Jan 16th 2019

Reducing emissions from coal: A role for the World Bank

For many developing countries, especially those across emerging Asia, excluding coal from the energy mix is simply not an option because improved energy access drives economic development....

COP24: Delivering the Paris Rulebook

Dec 17th 2018

COP24: Delivering the Paris Rulebook

Liam McHugh, WCA Policy Manager, reflects on the recent COP24 climate talks in Poland, where negotiators finally agreed on a range of measures that will make the Paris Agreement operational in 2020...

World Coal Association responds to Global Status of CCUS report

World Coal Association responds to Global Status of CCUS report

Dec 11th 2018

Katowice, 11th December 2018 – The World Coal Association (WCA) has welcomed the publication of the Global Status of CCS: 2018  report calling on world leaders for enhanced support for CCS...

COP24: Paris rulebook and CCUS in the spotlight

COP24 is taking place in Katowice, Poland

Dec 11th 2018

COP24: Paris rulebook and CCUS in the spotlight

Liam McHugh, WCA Policy Manager, shares an update from COP24 in Poland, where technical negotiations surrounding the implementation of the Paris Agreement will soon reach the ‘political’ phase and...