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 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

Jan 25th 2017

Comments from WCA CEO Benjamin Sporton to the 2017 BP Energy Outlook

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...

WCA comments on the decision to approve Adani coal mine project

Dec 5th 2016

WCA comments on the decision to approve Adani coal mine project

The World Coal Association has commended Queensland authorities for the decision to approve the Adani coal mine project, the final government approval required for the mine to proceed.  Once...

WCA welcomes Moody’s upgrade of India’s energy sector

Dec 3rd 2016

WCA welcomes Moody’s upgrade of India’s energy sector

London - ​The World Coal Association (WCA) has welcomed news that Moody's has upgraded the outlook for India's power sector to stable from negative in view of surge in domestic coal production...

WCA looks at the IEA’s coal outlook in WEO 2016

WCA looks at the IEA’s coal outlook in WEO 2016

Nov 30th 2016

Energy access and climate goals are not competing priorities. Per the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) World Energy Outlook 2016 forecasts - informed by the climate pledges submitted prior to...

WCA at Assocarboni National Congress 2016

Apr 12th 2016

WCA at Assocarboni National Congress 2016

Last week I attended the Assocarboni National Congress 2016 in Rome to talk about the post-COP21 energy landscape. The foundation of this Paris Agreement are the Nationally Determined...