News & Opinion: Coal market

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...

The world cannot keep ignoring the Asian coal story

Mar 8th 2018

The world cannot keep ignoring the Asian coal story

There were significant changes in the global energy system in 2017, including the growth in electric vehicles, the rise of renewables and the continued emergence of gas as a ‘transition’ fuel. As...

WCA responds to BHP statement

Dec 19th 2017

WCA responds to BHP statement

In response to BHP’s statement today, WCA Chairman Mick Buffier said: “Naturally we are disappointed at the outcome of the review, we do not feel that the report accurately reflects the views...

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....

CIAB publishes new report on CCS deployment

Nov 15th 2017

CIAB publishes new report on CCS deployment

The Coal Industry’s Advisory Board (CIAB) to the International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a new report "An International Commitment to CCS: Priority Actions to Enable CCS Deployment". The...

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...