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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...

Japan’s renewed commitment to coal

Mar 20th 2017

Japan’s renewed commitment to coal

Japan is one of the largest economies in the world, and has long been a major consumer and importer of energy and a leader in energy technology development. Japan is also the world’s fifth-largest...

Coal very necessary

Mar 13th 2017

Coal very necessary

Re: “Kill all coal energy plans”, (Editorial, Feb 14). Thailand’s energy challenges are not dissimilar to those of other Southeast Asian nations where energy demand is outstripping domestic supply...

The Resource Global Network interviews Benjamin Sporton

Mar 6th 2017

The Resource Global Network interviews Benjamin Sporton

Q: The coal industry has faced depressed prices over the last several years – what impact have you seen on the market due to that (focus on Africa) – potential supply side deficit/ inability...

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?

Feb 16th 2017

Energiewende, does it work?

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?...

2017, an exciting year ahead

Jan 17th 2017

2017, an exciting year ahead

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...