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

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

May 24th 2017

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...

Don’t write off coal amid India’s solar boom

Oct 5th 2017

Don’t write off coal amid India’s solar boom

This year has seen a raft of news stories about tremendous growth and cost reductions for solar power in India. This is a good thing. In a country where more than 300m people lack even the most basic...

WCA Case study: Shenhua Group

Sep 21st 2017

WCA Case study: Shenhua Group

The World Coal Association has published today a new case study from the Shenhua Group looking at how the company has researched and developed ultra-low non-CO2 emissions technology for its coal-...

Is India ready to fully fund carbon capture technology?

Sep 20th 2017

Is India ready to fully fund carbon capture technology?

Following a news report that India is ready to fully fund carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects, WCA Policy Manager, Liam McHugh, has been looking at what this means for India and the general...

Technology can help balance global energy challenges

Sep 7th 2017

Technology can help balance global energy challenges

I’ve been in Japan this week for the 2017 Clean Coal Day International Symposium, organised by JCOAL.  The Clean Coal Days have traditionally promoted modern coal technologies, notably, high...

World Water Week 2017

Sep 1st 2017

World Water Week 2017

This year, World Water Week  is turning attention to water and waste management issues around the world with the theme “water and waste: reduce and reuse”. According to the UN, by 2025, 1.8...

In a Paris Agreement world, coal will meet growing Asian energy needs

Aug 8th 2017

In a Paris Agreement world, coal will meet growing Asian energy needs

When providing 41% of the world’s electricity, 85% of global cement[1], 74% of the world’s steel[2] and 60% of the world’s aluminium[3], coal is justly considered an enabler of modern societies and...

WCA launches video series

WCA launches video series

Jul 24th 2017

The World Coal Association (WCA) has published a series of videos discussing major issues surrounding coal that considers the role low emission coal plays in energy security and economic development...

ASEAN’s Energy Equation: Call to action

Jul 20th 2017

ASEAN’s Energy Equation: Call to action

ASEAN Energy Insights In the last article in our series of “ASEAN Energy Insights”, Liam McHugh, WCA Policy Manager, reviews the call to action that the report ASEAN’s Energy Equation suggests as...