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WCA responds to Global Status of CCUS report

WCA responds to Global Status of CCUS report

Dec 11th 2018

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

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...

In a Paris Agreement world, coal will meet growing Asian energy needs

Aug 8th 2017

In a Paris Agreement world, coal will meet growing Asian energy needs

When providing 41% of the world’s electricity, 85% of global cement[1], 74% of the world’s steel[2] and 60% of the world’s aluminium[3], coal is justly considered an enabler of modern societies 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...