News & Opinion: Environment

WCA comments on the publication of BP Energy Outlook 2017

WCA comments on the publication of BP Energy Outlook 2017

Jun 14th 2017

Responding to BP’s annual statistical review of energy, Benjamin Sporton, CEO of the World Coal Association (WCA) said: "Admittedly, it’s been a difficult few years for coal, but as recent market...

Coal in the energy mix of ASEAN countries

Jun 1st 2017

Coal in the energy mix of ASEAN countries

The World Coal Association (WCA) continues with its focus on coal in key economies with a new fact sheet on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)[1] region. Affordable, reliable and...

Southeast Asia can accelerate achievement of Paris Agreement goals

May 17th 2017

Southeast Asia can accelerate achievement of Paris Agreement goals

Last updated 5 June 2017 Low emissions coal in Asia reduces more CO2 emissions than renewable investment in Western Europe. Jakarta, 17 May 2017- Investing in low emissions coal plants in...

Letter to the Financial Times

May 10th 2017

Letter to the Financial Times

Dear Editor, RE: Britain rakes out the coals of a dying power source (April 22), The UK is responsible for less than 3% of global energy demand  and so is not indicative of the entire...

Coal-Fired Power Generation in Japan and the World

May 3rd 2017

Coal-Fired Power Generation in Japan and the World

First published in Cornerstone, Volume 4, Issue 4 By Sumie Nakayama, Senior Advisor on Climate Change, J-POWER The Japanese government set its 2030 power generation target shares for...

Supporting Colombia’s quest for sustainable coal

Apr 25th 2017

Supporting Colombia’s quest for sustainable coal

A few weeks ago, I was in Colombia to see first-hand how responsible mining is contributing to local communities and the environment, and to also witness the work being done by the newest member of...

Net-Zero Emissions: New Climate Target and New Chance for Coal

Net-Zero Emissions: New Climate Target and New Chance for Coal

Mar 15th 2017

First published in Cornerstone, Volume 4, Issue 3 By Jon Gibbins, Director, UK CCS Research Centre,  Professor of Power Plant Engineering, University of Sheffield Hannah Chalmers...

International Women's Day 2017 - Meet Lina Young of Peabody

Mar 8th 2017

International Women's Day 2017 - Meet Lina Young of Peabody

Today 8 March 2017, the World Coal Association, the only global body representing the coal industry, is joining millions around the world to celebrate International Women's Day. In a Q&A series,...