News & Opinion: Climate change

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

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

Jan 25th 2017

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...

Asia: Coal’s future

Jan 11th 2017

Asia: Coal’s future

As economies develop and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are realised, demand for energy will increase as more people move to cities for greater economic opportunity, modern...

WCA looks at the IEA’s coal outlook in WEO 2016

Nov 30th 2016

WCA looks at the IEA’s coal outlook in WEO 2016

Energy access and climate goals are not competing priorities. Per the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) World Energy Outlook 2016 forecasts - informed by the climate pledges submitted prior to...

WCA writes to Jakarta Post

Nov 23rd 2016

WCA writes to Jakarta Post

Dear Editor, Re: David de Jager - New coal technology won’t solve climate woes I write in response to an article written by David de Jager, Principal Consultant, Ecofys Netherlands B....

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...

Coal and climate change

Nov 15th 2016

Coal and climate change

Energy is an enabler of economic growth, development and progress. Affordable, reliable and accessible electricity is the foundation of prosperity in the modern world. Coal helps provide this – and...

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...

IEACCC: Levelling the intermittency of renewables with coal

IEACCC: Levelling the intermittency of renewables with coal

Aug 8th 2016

Renewables are an intermittent source of electricity – the wind doesn’t blow all the time, the sun doesn’t shine 24 hours a day. Base load power is essential to support reliable, stable electricity...

Coal and air quality

Jun 27th 2016

Coal and air quality

During the burning of coal, emissions can occur that cause concerns about air quality, but technologies exist to address that challenge. The World Coal Association (WCA) supports the use of these...