News & Opinion: Climate change

WCA reacts to Greenpeace report

WCA reacts to Greenpeace report

Mar 22nd 2017

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

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

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

Nov 15th 2016

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...