News & Opinion: Energy

Reflecting on WCA’s “powering Asia” conference

Jun 17th 2019

Reflecting on WCA’s “powering Asia” conference

With Asia still looking to harness coal as a fuel for socio-economic development, the World Coal Association held a one-day conference in Tokyo last month to explore advanced coal technologies for a...

Turkey in Focus

May 24th 2019

Turkey in Focus

In the second of our snapshot series exploring coal’s role in countries across the globe, we take a look at Turkey – a transcontinental country with around 82 million people and a rapidly expanding...

Japan in Focus

May 21st 2019

Japan in Focus

Coal still plays a fundamental role in providing baseload electricity and acting as a critical building block for many economies. In the first of our snapshot series exploring coal’s role in...

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...

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...

Reducing emissions from coal: A role for the World Bank

Reducing emissions from coal: A role for the World Bank

Jan 16th 2019

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....