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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...

Coal will be an important guarantor for sustained growth in ASEAN

Jun 8th 2017

Coal will be an important guarantor for sustained growth in ASEAN

ASEAN Energy Insights The World Coal Association (WCA), in collaboration with the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE), has published a report looking at energy in the ASEAN region[1].  The report...

Coal in the energy mix of ASEAN countries

Jun 1st 2017

Coal in the energy mix of ASEAN countries

The World Coal Association (WCA) continues with its focus on coal in key economies with a new fact sheet on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)[1] region. Affordable, reliable and...

The road to Paris for ASEAN countries

May 30th 2017

The road to Paris for ASEAN countries

The last 18 months have been a landmark period for climate, environment and development negotiation processes, with the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement at COP21...

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...

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...

Benjamin Sporton’s vision on cooperating with the UNECE

Feb 28th 2017

Benjamin Sporton’s vision on cooperating with the UNECE

In a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in January, the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the World Coal Association (WCA) expressed their commitment to working together through...

Energiewende, does it work?

Energiewende, does it work?

Feb 16th 2017

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...

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?...