News & Opinion: Coal trends

Cleaner coal: a sustainable choice for powering Asia

Tokyo Event

Cleaner coal: a sustainable choice for powering Asia

May 20th 2019

The World Coal Association (WCA) is holding a one-day conference in Tokyo, Japan on the theme “Cleaner coal: a sustainable choice for powering Asia”. Organised with the support of WCA Associate...

“The Surprisingly Sustainable Case for Coal”

Mar 18th 2019

“The Surprisingly Sustainable Case for Coal”

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

Mar 6th 2017

The Resource Global Network interviews Benjamin Sporton

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...