Media releases

Russia’s leading coal producer SUEK joins WCA

Russia’s leading coal producer SUEK joins WCA

Apr 25th 2018

Russia’s leading coal producer, SUEK, has joined the World Coal Association (WCA), the only body acting internationally on behalf of the global coal industry. With 15 underground mines and 12 open...

WCA responds to BHP announcement

Apr 5th 2018

WCA responds to BHP announcement

The World Coal Association (WCA) is disappointed at BHP’s decision to leave the Association, based on one claimed material policy difference, given it was involved in developing our position on...

WCA responds to State of global coal fleet report

Mar 22nd 2018

WCA responds to State of global coal fleet report

Chief Executive of the World Coal Association, Benjamin Sporton says: “Even from the report’s own analysis, operational capacity of the global coal fleet continues to grow rising 2% in the last...

Australia’s Yancoal joins WCA

Mar 7th 2018

Australia’s Yancoal joins WCA

One of Australia's largest coal producers, Yancoal Australia Ltd has become the newest member of the World Coal Association (WCA), the only body acting globally on behalf of the coal industry....

WCA responds to BP Energy Outlook 2018

Feb 20th 2018

WCA responds to BP Energy Outlook 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

WCA responds to IEA’s Coal 2017 report

Dec 18th 2017

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...