Media releases

WCA responds to BP Energy Outlook 2018

WCA responds to BP Energy Outlook 2018

Feb 20th 2018

Responding to BP’s Energy Outlook 2018, Benjamin Sporton, Chief Executive of the World Coal Association (WCA) said: Clearly, the world’s energy system is changing and there is an international...

WCA welcomes tax break for CCS technologies

Feb 12th 2018

WCA welcomes tax break for CCS technologies

The World Coal Association (WCA) has welcomed increased and extended tax breaks for companies that invest in carbon capture use and storage (CCUS) technologies in the United States. The provision is...

WCA comments on Moody’s Investors Service report on CCS

Jan 26th 2018

WCA comments on Moody’s Investors Service report on CCS

The World Coal Association (WCA) welcomes Moody’s call for accelerated investment in CCS technology in its latest Investors Service report. WCA Chief Executive Benjamin Sporton says: We...

WCA responds to BHP statement

Dec 19th 2017

WCA responds to BHP statement

In response to BHP’s statement today, WCA Chairman Mick Buffier said: “Naturally we are disappointed at the outcome of the review, we do not feel that the report accurately reflects the views...

WCA responds to IEA’s Coal 2017 report

Dec 18th 2017

WCA responds to IEA’s Coal 2017 report

Reacting to the latest IEA Coal 2017 report, WCA CEO, Benjamin Sporton said: “Despite the headlines, the reality is that coal will continue to play a significant role in the world’s energy system....

2nd anniversary of the adoption Paris Agreement

Dec 12th 2017

2nd anniversary of the adoption Paris Agreement

On the 2nd anniversary of the Paris Agreement, Chief Executive of the World Coal Association, Benjamin Sporton reiterates calls for greater investment to accelerate the deployment of...

WCA statement on UK-Canada coal phase-out alliance

Nov 16th 2017

WCA statement on UK-Canada coal phase-out alliance

Reacting to the launch of UK-Canada coal phase-out alliance, Chief Executive of the World Coal Association, Benjamin Sporton said: “With the world set to use fossil fuels, including coal, for the...

IEA recognises coal’s continuous importance to global energy needs

Nov 14th 2017

IEA recognises coal’s continuous importance to global energy needs

The World Coal Association (WCA) has welcomed the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) recognition that coal will continue to play a vital role in the global energy mix. In its latest World Energy...

WCA’s engagement at COP23 in Bonn, Germany

WCA’s engagement at COP23 in Bonn, Germany

Nov 6th 2017

The World coal Association (WCA) has been involved in international climate discussions since their inception more than two decades ago.  As the WCA prepares to attend another important meeting...

Participants discuss coal’s role in achieving the SDGs

Nov 3rd 2017

Participants discuss coal’s role in achieving the SDGs

This week, the global coal industry held a one-day forum in London to discuss the role of coal in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Forum attracted around 100 participants from...