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The Tomakomai CCS Demonstration Project – CCS in the community

The Tomakomai CCS Demonstration Project – CCS in the community

Feb 7th 2020

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...

IEA Coal Market Report 2019 – a wake-up call for our global community

Dec 17th 2019

IEA Coal Market Report 2019 – a wake-up call for our global community

JOHANNESBURG – “The IEA Coal Market Report 2019 is a reminder that coal and coal use is a reality. It’s time for a sensible discussion and collaboration to bridge the gap between the real and...

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...

World Coal Association COP25 media statement

Nov 29th 2019

World Coal Association COP25 media statement

Ahead of the start of COP25 in Madrid, the World Coal Association issued the following statement: The World Coal Association (WCA) has responded positively to the Paris Agreement, seeing it as...

World Coal Association responds to the IEA’s 2019 World Energy Outlook

Nov 14th 2019

World Coal Association responds to the IEA’s 2019 World Energy Outlook

Responding to the recent publication of the IEA’s 2019 World Energy Outlook, Michelle Manook, Chief Executive of the World Coal Association (WCA) said: “The World Coal Association calls on all...

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...

21st Century Coal: Opportunities and Solutions

21st Century Coal: Opportunities and Solutions

Nov 4th 2019

The World Coal Association (WCA) is holding a one-day conference in Poland, exploring coal trends and the latest developments across both low-emission coal and mining technologies. Being held this...