Media releases

IEA Medium-Term Coal Market Report 2020

Dec 18th 2020

IEA Medium-Term Coal Market Report 2020

Statement from Michelle Manook, Chief Executive, World Coal Association The World Coal Association acknowledges the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Medium-Term Coal Market Report 2020 and...

Letter to the Editor - WCA response to The Economist

Dec 10th 2020

Letter to the Editor - WCA response to The Economist

In response to the following coverage in The Economist: - ‘Killing coal: time to make coal history’ published 3rd December 2020 - ‘The dirtiest fossil fuel is on the back foot’ published 3rd...

WCA & CNCA Member Letter

Oct 28th 2020

WCA & CNCA Member Letter

As the world’s largest producer and consumer of coal, China has an important role in global coal dynamics. Since the 1980’s, China has provided an excellent example of an electrification strategy...

The Tomakomai CCS Demonstration Project – CCS in the community

Feb 7th 2020

The Tomakomai CCS Demonstration Project – CCS in the community

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...

World Coal Association COP25 media statement

Nov 29th 2019

World Coal Association COP25 media statement

Ahead of the start of COP25 in Madrid, the World Coal Association issued the following statement: The World Coal Association (WCA) has responded positively to the Paris Agreement, seeing it as...

World Coal Association responds to the IEA’s 2019 World Energy Outlook

World Coal Association responds to the IEA’s 2019 World Energy Outlook

Nov 14th 2019

Responding to the recent publication of the IEA’s 2019 World Energy Outlook, Michelle Manook, Chief Executive of the World Coal Association (WCA) said: “The World Coal Association calls on all...

Rising energy demand in Southeast Asia to be met and supported by coal

Nov 12th 2019

Rising energy demand in Southeast Asia to be met and supported by coal

Last week the International Energy Agency (IEA) released its semi-annual Southeast Asia Energy Outlook report which outlines the latest insights into the region’s energy future. With almost a...