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 comments on the publication of BP Energy Outlook 2017

Jun 14th 2017

WCA comments on the publication of BP Energy Outlook 2017

Responding to BP’s annual statistical review of energy, Benjamin Sporton, CEO of the World Coal Association (WCA) said: "Admittedly, it’s been a difficult few years for coal, but as recent market...

Propelling ASEAN towards Clean Coal Technology

May 22nd 2017

Propelling ASEAN towards Clean Coal Technology

Coal, the most abundant and reliable energy resource, will continue to be the dominant energy source in power generation to meet the fast-growing electricity demand in the emerging economies of the...

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...

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

Coal very necessary

Mar 13th 2017

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,...