Media releases

IEA report recognises coal’s role in energy access

IEA report recognises coal’s role in energy access

Oct 19th 2017

The World Coal Association (WCA) has welcomed a new International Energy Agency (IEA) report detailing the significant role that coal has played in improving energy access around the world. According...

Don’t write off coal amid India’s solar boom

Oct 5th 2017

Don’t write off coal amid India’s solar boom

This year has seen a raft of news stories about tremendous growth and cost reductions for solar power in India. This is a good thing. In a country where more than 300m people lack even the most basic...

WCA responds to ASEAN Ministers’ joint statement

Oct 2nd 2017

WCA responds to ASEAN Ministers’ joint statement

The World Coal Association (WCA) has welcomed a joint Ministerial Statement from the just-concluded 35th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) in Manila, Philippines. In the statement, the...

ACE & WCA are Partnering for Cleaner Coal Technology

Sep 28th 2017

ACE & WCA are Partnering for Cleaner Coal Technology

Manilla – The ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) and the World Coal Association (WCA) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that formalises their long-term partnership during the ASEAN...

WCA becomes signatory to UN Global Compact

Jun 13th 2017

WCA becomes signatory to UN Global Compact

The World Coal Association (WCA) today announced that it has signed on to the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest and most widely embraced corporate citizenship initiative. With this...

WCA responds to US withdrawal from Paris Agreement

Jun 1st 2017

WCA responds to US withdrawal from Paris Agreement

The World Coal Association (WCA) has responded to the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Agreement. WCA CEO, Benjamin Sporton says: “This decision is the result of a failure to...

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

Letter to the Financial Times

May 10th 2017

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...

WCA CEO statement as Sec. Perry visits Petra Nova CCS project

Apr 13th 2017

WCA CEO statement as Sec. Perry visits Petra Nova CCS project

"It's encouraging to see Secretary Perry visiting the Petra Nova facility. The Petra Nova CCS project is a huge step for a low emissions future and we hope it will lead to further support and...