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COP24: Paris rulebook and CCUS in the spotlight

COP24 is taking place in Katowice, Poland

COP24: Paris rulebook and CCUS in the spotlight

Dec 11th 2018

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...

Coal & the SDGs: Bogota roundtable

Bogota played host to the latest SDG roundtable event

Dec 4th 2018

Coal & the SDGs: Bogota roundtable

The World Coal Association (WCA) co-hosted a roundtable in Bogota on 4 October, in partnership with the Colombian Mining Association. The third in a series of events that WCA has hosted throughout...

Stakeholders discuss the role of electricity in achieving Agenda 2030

Sep 27th 2018

Stakeholders discuss the role of electricity in achieving Agenda 2030

This week, World Coal Association Policy Manager, Liam McHugh will be joining international experts to discuss the role of electricity in achieving the 2030 Agenda. Countries will choose different...

Powering sustainable development with low emission coal technologies

Sep 10th 2018

Powering sustainable development with low emission coal technologies

In its 5th Strategic Energy Plan this year (2018), the Japanese Cabinet recognised coal as an important energy resource, necessary for the country’s base-load power supply, but it also highlighted...

Coal & the SDGs: Johannesburg roundtable

Aug 23rd 2018

Coal & the SDGs: Johannesburg roundtable

The World Coal Association (WCA) is holding a series of roundtables throughout 2018 to explore coal and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The most recent roundtable was held in...

Malaysia’s Manjung 4

Malaysia’s Manjung 4

Aug 15th 2018

According to the IEA’s Energy Access Outlook 2017 report, nearly all of those who gained access to electricity worldwide in the last 16 years, did so through new grid connections, mostly from fossil...

New report shows why HELE remains imperative for ASEAN countries

Aug 8th 2018

New report shows why HELE remains imperative for ASEAN countries

Developing and emerging economies such as the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), cannot meet their energy needs, tackle energy poverty, and reduce global emissions without utilising all...