Media releases

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...

WCA reaffirms commitment to the UN Global Compact

May 22nd 2019

WCA reaffirms commitment to the UN Global Compact

The World Coal Association (WCA) has reaffirmed its commitment to the UN Global Compact (UNGC) through the submission of its ‘Communication on Engagement’ report. WCA became a signatory to the UNGC...

Cleaner coal: a sustainable choice for powering Asia

Tokyo Event

May 20th 2019

Cleaner coal: a sustainable choice for powering Asia

The World Coal Association (WCA) is holding a one-day conference in Tokyo, Japan on the theme “Cleaner coal: a sustainable choice for powering Asia”. Organised with the support of WCA Associate...

“The Surprisingly Sustainable Case for Coal”

Mar 18th 2019

“The Surprisingly Sustainable Case for Coal”

Amid a fuel that is so often miscast as a Hollywood villain, I’d like to briefly lay out what I would call the surprisingly sustainable case for coal… with three key observations. First...

World Coal Association response to Glencore announcement

Feb 20th 2019

World Coal Association response to Glencore announcement

The World Coal Association (WCA) believes that coal is a vital energy and strategic resource, essential to the world’s sustainable development and energy security objectives and that it plays an...

The role of coal in India’s energy ambitions

The role of coal in India’s energy ambitions

Feb 14th 2019

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...