News & Opinion: Coal facts

WCA launches video series

WCA launches video series

Jul 24th 2017

The World Coal Association (WCA) has published a series of videos discussing major issues surrounding coal that considers the role low emission coal plays in energy security and economic development...

Southeast Asia can accelerate achievement of Paris Agreement goals

May 17th 2017

Southeast Asia can accelerate achievement of Paris Agreement goals

Last updated 5 June 2017 Low emissions coal in Asia reduces more CO2 emissions than renewable investment in Western Europe. Jakarta, 17 May 2017- Investing in low emissions coal plants in...

Coal-Fired Power Generation in Japan and the World

May 3rd 2017

Coal-Fired Power Generation in Japan and the World

First published in Cornerstone, Volume 4, Issue 4 By Sumie Nakayama, Senior Advisor on Climate Change, J-POWER The Japanese government set its 2030 power generation target shares for...

The Role of CCS in a Well-Below 2°C World

Apr 19th 2017

The Role of CCS in a Well-Below 2°C World

First published in Cornerstone, Volume 4, Issue 4 By Kamel Ben Naceur, Director, Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks Directorate, International Energy Agency Samantha...

The Role of Coal in the Energy Supply of the EU-28

Mar 29th 2017

The Role of Coal in the Energy Supply of the EU-28

First published in Cornerstone, Volume 4, Issue 3 By Hans-Wilhelm Schiffer, Executive Chair, World Energy Resources, World Energy Council The European Union (EU-28) is one of the...

Coal very necessary

Mar 13th 2017

Coal very necessary

Re: “Kill all coal energy plans”, (Editorial, Feb 14). Thailand’s energy challenges are not dissimilar to those of other Southeast Asian nations where energy demand is outstripping domestic supply...

The Resource Global Network interviews Benjamin Sporton

The Resource Global Network interviews Benjamin Sporton

Mar 6th 2017

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...

Basic coal facts

Feb 21st 2017

Basic coal facts

The World Coal Association (WCA) published today a new factsheet about the basic facts surrounding coal. The factsheet looks at how coal is formed, mined and produced and information about where...