News & Opinion: Environment

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

Mar 15th 2017

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

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,...

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...

Energiewende, does it work?

Feb 16th 2017

Energiewende, does it work?

This graph from Agora Energiewende demonstrates how little renewable energy contributed to the overall energy mix of Germany in December 2016 – and the intermittency of supplies. This is the...

WCA CEO comments on the publication of TERI report

Feb 13th 2017

WCA CEO comments on the publication of TERI report

​WCA CEO, Benjamin Sporton says: “India’s energy needs are too huge for any suggestion that it will not need coal in the future. In a country where 244 million have no electricity and 819 no...

Asia: Coal’s future

Asia: Coal’s future

Jan 11th 2017

As economies develop and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are realised, demand for energy will increase as more people move to cities for greater economic opportunity, modern...

WCA writes to Jakarta Post

Nov 23rd 2016

WCA writes to Jakarta Post

Dear Editor, Re: David de Jager - New coal technology won’t solve climate woes I write in response to an article written by David de Jager, Principal Consultant, Ecofys Netherlands B....