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WCA CEO statement as Sec. Perry visits Petra Nova CCS project

WCA CEO statement as Sec. Perry visits Petra Nova CCS project

Apr 13th 2017

"It's encouraging to see Secretary Perry visiting the Petra Nova facility. The Petra Nova CCS project is a huge step for a low emissions future and we hope it will lead to further support and...

WCA welcomes Cerrejón into membership

Apr 7th 2017

WCA welcomes Cerrejón into membership

Bogota, 06 April, 2017 - Colombian mining giant, Cerrejón, has joined the World Coal Association (WCA). Cerrejón is the second member to join the WCA this year, and becomes part of a strong, global...

WCA reacts to Greenpeace report

Mar 22nd 2017

WCA reacts to Greenpeace report

Reacting to the report, Benjamin Sporton CEO of World Coal Association says: “Developing energy infrastructure is complex particularly for huge projects like a large coal station. Realistically...

WCA CEO speaks at US energy event in Washington DC

Feb 17th 2017

WCA CEO speaks at US energy event in Washington DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Benjamin Sporton, CEO of the World Coal Association (WCA), will offer insights into the new global dynamics of coal, as a keynote speaker at the United States Energy Association...

WCA CEO comments on the publication of TERI report

Feb 13th 2017

WCA CEO comments on the publication of TERI report

​WCA CEO, Benjamin Sporton says: “India’s energy needs are too huge for any suggestion that it will not need coal in the future. In a country where 244 million have no electricity and 819 no...

CIAB report calls on governments to encourage finance of CCS projects

Jan 27th 2017

CIAB report calls on governments to encourage finance of CCS projects

The World Coal Association welcomes the publication of the report “An International Commitment to CCS: Policies and Incentives to Enable a Low-Carbon Energy Future” by the Coal Industry Advisory...

Comments from WCA CEO Benjamin Sporton to the 2017 BP Energy Outlook

Jan 25th 2017

Comments from WCA CEO Benjamin Sporton to the 2017 BP Energy Outlook

It is significant that the BP report identifies the benefits of rising energy efficiency and its influence in reducing emissions. Like BP, the World Coal Association (WCA) considers improving...

UNECE signs MoU with the World Coal Association

Jan 19th 2017

UNECE signs MoU with the World Coal Association

Geneva - The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the World Coal Association (WCA) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that formalises their long-term...

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...