News & Opinion: Coal market

Basic coal facts

Basic coal facts

Feb 21st 2017

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...

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...

Japan’s renewed commitment to coal

Mar 20th 2017

Japan’s renewed commitment to coal

Japan is one of the largest economies in the world, and has long been a major consumer and importer of energy and a leader in energy technology development. Japan is also the world’s fifth-largest...

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...

International Women's Day 2017 - Meet Lina Young of Peabody

Mar 8th 2017

International Women's Day 2017 - Meet Lina Young of Peabody

Today 8 March 2017, the World Coal Association, the only global body representing the coal industry, is joining millions around the world to celebrate International Women's Day. In a Q&A series,...

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...

WCA CEO speaks at US energy event in Washington DC

Feb 17th 2017

WCA CEO speaks at US energy event in Washington DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Benjamin Sporton, CEO of the World Coal Association (WCA), will offer insights into the new global dynamics of coal, as a keynote speaker at the United States Energy Association...

WCA CEO comments on the publication of TERI report

Feb 13th 2017

WCA CEO comments on the publication of TERI report

​WCA CEO, Benjamin Sporton says: “India’s energy needs are too huge for any suggestion that it will not need coal in the future. In a country where 244 million have no electricity and 819 no...

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...