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Coal flexibility – supporting India’s growing energy needs

Coal flexibility – supporting India’s growing energy needs

Jan 8th 2020

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...

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...

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...

Turkey in Focus

May 24th 2019

Turkey in Focus

In the second of our snapshot series exploring coal’s role in countries across the globe, we take a look at Turkey – a transcontinental country with around 82 million people and a rapidly expanding...

Japan in Focus

May 21st 2019

Japan in Focus

Coal still plays a fundamental role in providing baseload electricity and acting as a critical building block for many economies. In the first of our snapshot series exploring coal’s role in...

The role of coal in India’s energy ambitions

Feb 14th 2019

The role of coal in India’s energy ambitions

India is the world’s second most populous country and figures among the world’s most rapidly growing economies. The South Asian giant is home to one-fifth of the world’s population and an...

WCA responds to State of global coal fleet report

WCA responds to State of global coal fleet report

Mar 22nd 2018

Chief Executive of the World Coal Association, Benjamin Sporton says: “Even from the report’s own analysis, operational capacity of the global coal fleet continues to grow rising 2% in the last...

WCA responds to IEA’s Coal 2017 report

Dec 18th 2017

WCA responds to IEA’s Coal 2017 report

Reacting to the latest IEA Coal 2017 report, WCA CEO, Benjamin Sporton said: “Despite the headlines, the reality is that coal will continue to play a significant role in the world’s energy system....