News & Opinion: Environment

The Tomakomai CCS Demonstration Project – CCS in the community

The Tomakomai CCS Demonstration Project – CCS in the community

Feb 7th 2020

Last week, the WCA were invited to visit the Tomakomai CCS Demonstration Center in Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan. Implemented by Japan CCS Co. (JCCS) and commissioned by the New...

Coal flexibility – supporting India’s growing energy needs

Jan 8th 2020

Coal flexibility – supporting India’s growing energy needs

Flexible and dynamic may not be words you naturally associate with coal. However, when it comes to providing stable baseload power supply or integrating intermittent power sources, it is a key...

CCS regains momentum, but more ambition is needed

Dec 11th 2019

CCS regains momentum, but more ambition is needed

This week, the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute (GCCSI) published its annual ‘Global Status of CCS’ report. CCS, or ‘Carbon capture and storage’ is a proven and essential technology...

2019 World Energy Outlook: A tale of all fuels and technologies

Dec 3rd 2019

2019 World Energy Outlook: A tale of all fuels and technologies

“What comes through with crystal clarity in this year’s World Energy Outlook is there is no single or simple solution to transforming global energy systems,” said Dr Fatih Birol, the IEA’s Executive...

Reflecting on WCA’s “powering Asia” conference

Jun 17th 2019

Reflecting on WCA’s “powering Asia” conference

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

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

Jan 28th 2019

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...