News & Opinion: Coal market

“The Surprisingly Sustainable Case for Coal”

“The Surprisingly Sustainable Case for Coal”

Mar 18th 2019

Amid a fuel that is so often miscast as a Hollywood villain, I’d like to briefly lay out what I would call the surprisingly sustainable case for coal… with three key observations. First...

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...

Coal & the SDGs: Bogota roundtable

Bogota played host to the latest SDG roundtable event

Dec 4th 2018

Coal & the SDGs: Bogota roundtable

The World Coal Association (WCA) co-hosted a roundtable in Bogota on 4 October, in partnership with the Colombian Mining Association. The third in a series of events that WCA has hosted throughout...

Coal & the SDGs: Johannesburg roundtable

Aug 23rd 2018

Coal & the SDGs: Johannesburg roundtable

The World Coal Association (WCA) is holding a series of roundtables throughout 2018 to explore coal and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The most recent roundtable was held in...

Industry experts discuss responsible energy at Bettercoal event

Jun 13th 2018

Industry experts discuss responsible energy at Bettercoal event

On 27 June, WCA CEO Benjamin Sporton will be joining a group of experts to discuss the importance of responsible supply chains in the coal industry. Coal will remain an important fuel source for...

WCA responds to State of global coal fleet report

Mar 22nd 2018

WCA responds to State of global coal fleet report

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 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

CIAB publishes new report on CCS deployment

Nov 15th 2017

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...