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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...

Low emissions tech powers a cleaner coal future

Dec 13th 2017

Low emissions tech powers a cleaner coal future

In terms of energy access, the importance of coal was once again highlighted when in October a new International Energy Agency (IEA) report detailed the significant role that coal has...

The role of coal - an inconvenient truth

Dec 6th 2017

The role of coal - an inconvenient truth

At the climate talks in Bonn, a global alliance to phase out coal was launched. This, along with other rhetoric about developments in the energy sector might lead many observers to believe the end of...

Contemplating coal’s controversy at COP23

Nov 29th 2017

Contemplating coal’s controversy at COP23

Representing the coal industry at climate talks is never going to be an easy proposition. For many people, coal and climate action are incompatible…‘coal should be kept in the ground’. For many years...

COP23 focuses on Paris rulebook

Nov 17th 2017

COP23 focuses on Paris rulebook

Over the last two weeks, the World Coal Association has been in Bonn attending the COP-23 climate talks. While held in the old German capital, this year’s presidency is held by Fiji, leading several...

CIAB publishes new report on CCS deployment

Nov 15th 2017

CIAB publishes new report on CCS deployment

The Coal Industry’s Advisory Board (CIAB) to the International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a new report "An International Commitment to CCS: Priority Actions to Enable CCS Deployment". The...

ASEAN ministers: Coal technology key to Paris deal success

Nov 13th 2017

ASEAN ministers: Coal technology key to Paris deal success

At last month’s ASEAN energy ministers’ meeting in Manila, representatives from across the region confirmed that coal and, more specifically, high efficiency coal, is the fuel of choice for Southeast...

WCA’s engagement at COP23 in Bonn, Germany

WCA’s engagement at COP23 in Bonn, Germany

Nov 6th 2017

The World coal Association (WCA) has been involved in international climate discussions since their inception more than two decades ago.  As the WCA prepares to attend another important meeting...

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 300 million people lack even the...