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2017, an exciting year ahead

2017, an exciting year ahead

Jan 17th 2017

2017 has just begun and yet is already looking very promising. The year has started positively with news that United States has launched its very first carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS)...

Asia: Coal’s future

Jan 11th 2017

Asia: Coal’s future

As economies develop and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are realised, demand for energy will increase as more people move to cities for greater economic opportunity, modern...

WCA looks at the IEA’s coal outlook in WEO 2016

Nov 30th 2016

WCA looks at the IEA’s coal outlook in WEO 2016

Energy access and climate goals are not competing priorities. Per the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) World Energy Outlook 2016 forecasts - informed by the climate pledges submitted prior to...

WCA writes to Jakarta Post

Nov 23rd 2016

WCA writes to Jakarta Post

Dear Editor, Re: David de Jager - New coal technology won’t solve climate woes I write in response to an article written by David de Jager, Principal Consultant, Ecofys Netherlands B....

Coal and climate change

Nov 15th 2016

Coal and climate change

Energy is an enabler of economic growth, development and progress. Affordable, reliable and accessible electricity is the foundation of prosperity in the modern world. Coal helps provide this – and...

Marrakech climate talks: Why we’re at the table

Nov 14th 2016

Marrakech climate talks: Why we’re at the table

It’s a year since the Paris Agreement was reached, and appetite for affordable, reliable and accessible energy in developing and emerging economies, particularly in Asia continues to grow. For many...

WCA publishes recommendations from New Delhi conference

WCA publishes recommendations from New Delhi conference

Nov 8th 2016

On 18th October, 2016, the World Coal Association (WCA) organised a conference in New Delhi, India, to discuss innovation and opportunities in India’s coal industry. The conference was hosted...

The Essential Role of Coal in Past and Future Economic Growth

Nov 2nd 2016

The Essential Role of Coal in Past and Future Economic Growth

By Roger Bezdek, President, Management Information Services, Inc. First published in Cornerstone, Volume 4, Issue 2 The recently published book The Rise and Fall of American Growth,...