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WCA Members respond to COVID-19

May 5th 2020

WCA Members respond to COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 continues to have a significant impact around the world, and with communities facing this challenge in different stages and at different times, this unprecedented situation has...

The Tomakomai CCS Demonstration Project – CCS in the community

Feb 7th 2020

The Tomakomai CCS Demonstration Project – CCS in the community

Last week, the WCA were invited to visit the Tomakomai CCS Demonstration Center in Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan. Implemented by Japan CCS Co. (JCCS) and commissioned by the New...

Coal flexibility – supporting India’s growing energy needs

Jan 8th 2020

Coal flexibility – supporting India’s growing energy needs

Flexible and dynamic may not be words you naturally associate with coal. However, when it comes to providing stable baseload power supply or integrating intermittent power sources, it is a key...

CCS regains momentum, but more ambition is needed

Dec 11th 2019

CCS regains momentum, but more ambition is needed

This week, the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute (GCCSI) published its annual ‘Global Status of CCS’ report. CCS, or ‘Carbon capture and storage’ is a proven and essential technology...

2019 World Energy Outlook: A tale of all fuels and technologies

Dec 3rd 2019

2019 World Energy Outlook: A tale of all fuels and technologies

“What comes through with crystal clarity in this year’s World Energy Outlook is there is no single or simple solution to transforming global energy systems,” said Dr Fatih Birol, the IEA’s Executive...

Rising energy demand in Southeast Asia to be met and supported by coal

Nov 12th 2019

Rising energy demand in Southeast Asia to be met and supported by coal

Last week the International Energy Agency (IEA) released its semi-annual Southeast Asia Energy Outlook report which outlines the latest insights into the region’s energy future. With almost a...

Reflecting on WCA’s “powering Asia” conference

Jun 17th 2019

Reflecting on WCA’s “powering Asia” conference

With Asia still looking to harness coal as a fuel for socio-economic development, the World Coal Association held a one-day conference in Tokyo last month to explore advanced coal technologies for a...

Turkey in Focus

Turkey in Focus

May 24th 2019

In the second of our snapshot series exploring coal’s role in countries across the globe, we take a look at Turkey – a transcontinental country with around 82 million people and a rapidly expanding...

Japan in Focus

May 21st 2019

Japan in Focus

Coal still plays a fundamental role in providing baseload electricity and acting as a critical building block for many economies. In the first of our snapshot series exploring coal’s role in...