News & Opinion: Coal trends

“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...

Reducing emissions from coal: A role for the World Bank

Jan 16th 2019

Reducing emissions from coal: A role for the World Bank

For many developing countries, especially those across emerging Asia, excluding coal from the energy mix is simply not an option because improved energy access drives economic development....

WCA responds to BP Energy Outlook 2018

Feb 20th 2018

WCA responds to BP Energy Outlook 2018

Responding to BP’s Energy Outlook 2018, Benjamin Sporton, Chief Executive of the World Coal Association (WCA) said: Clearly, the world’s energy system is changing and there is an international...

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....

The Resource Global Network interviews Benjamin Sporton

The Resource Global Network interviews Benjamin Sporton

Mar 6th 2017

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...

Basic coal facts

Feb 21st 2017

Basic coal facts

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...