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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...

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?

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...

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

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

Nov 30th 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....