News & Opinion: Energy access

Reflecting on WCA’s “powering Asia” conference

Reflecting on WCA’s “powering Asia” conference

Jun 17th 2019

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...

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

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....

COP24: Delivering the Paris Rulebook

Dec 17th 2018

COP24: Delivering the Paris Rulebook

Liam McHugh, WCA Policy Manager, reflects on the recent COP24 climate talks in Poland, where negotiators finally agreed on a range of measures that will make the Paris Agreement operational in 2020...

WCA responds to IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2018

Nov 13th 2018

WCA responds to IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2018

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published its annual World Energy Outlook 2018. The report looks at global energy trends and what possible impact they will have on supply and demand, carbon...

Malaysia’s Manjung 4

Aug 15th 2018

Malaysia’s Manjung 4

According to the IEA’s Energy Access Outlook 2017 report, nearly all of those who gained access to electricity worldwide in the last 16 years, did so through new grid connections, mostly from fossil...

IEA recognises coal’s continuous importance to global energy needs

Nov 14th 2017

IEA recognises coal’s continuous importance to global energy needs

The World Coal Association (WCA) has welcomed the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) recognition that coal will continue to play a vital role in the global energy mix. In its latest World Energy...

WCA host one-day forum in London

Oct 31st 2017

WCA host one-day forum in London

The World Coal Association is hosting in London a one-day forum to discuss coal’s role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With the theme, Sustainable Coal Forum: mapping coal...

IEA report recognises coal’s role in energy access

IEA report recognises coal’s role in energy access

Oct 19th 2017

The World Coal Association (WCA) has welcomed a new International Energy Agency (IEA) report detailing the significant role that coal has played in improving energy access around the world. According...

WCA launches video series

Jul 24th 2017

WCA launches video series

The World Coal Association (WCA) has published a series of videos discussing major issues surrounding coal that considers the role low emission coal plays in energy security and economic development...