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WCA welcomes Berau Coal Energy as its newest member

WCA welcomes Berau Coal Energy as its newest member

Jan 12th 2017

London - The only body acting internationally on behalf of coal, the World Coal Association (WCA), announced today that Indonesian coal mining company, Berau Coal Energy, has joined its membership...

Comments from WCA CEO Benjamin Sporton on the Petra Nova launch

Jan 10th 2017

Comments from WCA CEO Benjamin Sporton on the Petra Nova launch

“Because coal will continue to be central to global energy, carbon capture and storage (CCS) is vital. The Petra Nova milestone is a big deal for a low emissions future. This is one huge...

WCA comments on the decision to approve Adani coal mine project

Dec 5th 2016

WCA comments on the decision to approve Adani coal mine project

The World Coal Association has commended Queensland authorities for the decision to approve the Adani coal mine project, the final government approval required for the mine to proceed.  Once...

WCA welcomes Moody’s upgrade of India’s energy sector

Dec 3rd 2016

WCA welcomes Moody’s upgrade of India’s energy sector

London - ​The World Coal Association (WCA) has welcomed news that Moody's has upgraded the outlook for India's power sector to stable from negative in view of surge in domestic coal production...

IEA forecasts 730GW of new high efficiency coal plants by 2040

Nov 16th 2016

IEA forecasts 730GW of new high efficiency coal plants by 2040

London - The World Coal Association (WCA) welcomes the latest edition of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2016, which demonstrates coal’s continuing importance...

WCA calls for major policy shift to accelerate support for CCS projects

Nov 15th 2016

WCA calls for major policy shift to accelerate support for CCS projects

Marrakech -The World Coal Association (WCA) has welcomed the publication today of Global Status of CCS: 2016 report with a call on world leaders to increase support for CCS projects in order to meet...

Media note on Paris Agreement coming into force

Nov 4th 2016

Media note on Paris Agreement coming into force

The Paris Agreement comes into effect today. The Agreement compels countries to move their intentions into action, and to make financial commitments to achieve those targets. Many commentators...