News & Opinion: Coal trends

Rising energy demand in Southeast Asia to be met and supported by coal

Rising energy demand in Southeast Asia to be met and supported by coal

Nov 12th 2019

Last week the International Energy Agency (IEA) released its semi-annual Southeast Asia Energy Outlook report which outlines the latest insights into the region’s energy future. With almost a...

Cleaner coal: a sustainable choice for powering Asia

Tokyo Event

May 20th 2019

Cleaner coal: a sustainable choice for powering Asia

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

WCA responds to IEA’s Coal 2017 report

Dec 18th 2017

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....