News & Opinion: Environment

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...

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...

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...

World Coal Association statement on Germany's coal phase-out

Jan 28th 2019

World Coal Association statement on Germany's coal phase-out

Germany’s decision is a continuation of long-term trends in the Western European energy market. While some EU countries are taking the political decision to reduce their reliance on coal, this does...

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...

World Coal Association responds to Global Status of CCUS report

Dec 11th 2018

World Coal Association responds to Global Status of CCUS report

Katowice, 11th December 2018 – The World Coal Association (WCA) has welcomed the publication of the Global Status of CCS: 2018  report calling on world leaders for enhanced support for CCS...

COP24: Paris rulebook and CCUS in the spotlight

COP24 is taking place in Katowice, Poland

Dec 11th 2018

COP24: Paris rulebook and CCUS in the spotlight

Liam McHugh, WCA Policy Manager, shares an update from COP24 in Poland, where technical negotiations surrounding the implementation of the Paris Agreement will soon reach the ‘political’ phase and...

WCA responds to IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2018

WCA responds to IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2018

Nov 13th 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...