News & Opinion: Climate change

ASEAN’s Energy Equation indicates the way forward for Southeast Asia

ASEAN’s Energy Equation indicates the way forward for Southeast Asia

May 24th 2017

The World Coal Association (WCA), in collaboration with the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE), published last week the report “ASEAN’s Energy Equation”. The report is the first comprehensive cost-benefit...

Letter to the Financial Times

May 10th 2017

Letter to the Financial Times

Dear Editor, RE: Britain rakes out the coals of a dying power source (April 22), The UK is responsible for less than 3% of global energy demand  and so is not indicative of the entire...

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...

Net-Zero Emissions: New Climate Target and New Chance for Coal

Mar 15th 2017

Net-Zero Emissions: New Climate Target and New Chance for Coal

First published in Cornerstone, Volume 4, Issue 3 By Jon Gibbins, Director, UK CCS Research Centre,  Professor of Power Plant Engineering, University of Sheffield Hannah Chalmers...

The Resource Global Network interviews Benjamin Sporton

Mar 6th 2017

The Resource Global Network interviews Benjamin Sporton

Q: The coal industry has faced depressed prices over the last several years – what impact have you seen on the market due to that (focus on Africa) – potential supply side deficit/ inability...

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...

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

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

Nov 30th 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....