News & Opinion: Environment

Energiewende, does it work?

Energiewende, does it work?

Feb 16th 2017

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

Jan 11th 2017

Asia: Coal’s future

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....

IEA forecasts 730GW of new high efficiency coal plants by 2040

Nov 16th 2016

IEA forecasts 730GW of new high efficiency coal plants by 2040

London - The World Coal Association (WCA) welcomes the latest edition of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2016, which demonstrates coal’s continuing importance...

WCA calls for major policy shift to accelerate support for CCS projects

Nov 15th 2016

WCA calls for major policy shift to accelerate support for CCS projects

Marrakech -The World Coal Association (WCA) has welcomed the publication today of Global Status of CCS: 2016 report with a call on world leaders to increase support for CCS projects in order to meet...

Coal and climate change

Nov 15th 2016

Coal and climate change

Energy is an enabler of economic growth, development and progress. Affordable, reliable and accessible electricity is the foundation of prosperity in the modern world. Coal helps provide this – and...

Marrakech climate talks: Why we’re at the table

Marrakech climate talks: Why we’re at the table

Nov 14th 2016

It’s a year since the Paris Agreement was reached, and appetite for affordable, reliable and accessible energy in developing and emerging economies, particularly in Asia continues to grow. For many...

WCA publishes recommendations from New Delhi conference

Nov 8th 2016

WCA publishes recommendations from New Delhi conference

On 18th October, 2016, the World Coal Association (WCA) organised a conference in New Delhi, India, to discuss innovation and opportunities in India’s coal industry. The conference was hosted...