Media releases

WCA comments on the publication of BP Energy Outlook 2017

WCA comments on the publication of BP Energy Outlook 2017

Jun 14th 2017

Responding to BP’s annual statistical review of energy, Benjamin Sporton, CEO of the World Coal Association (WCA) said: "Admittedly, it’s been a difficult few years for coal, but as recent market...

WCA joins UN Global Compact

Jun 13th 2017

WCA joins 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

May 10th 2017

Letter to the Financial Times

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...

WCA welcomes Cerrejón into membership

Apr 7th 2017

WCA welcomes Cerrejón into membership

Bogota, 06 April, 2017 - Colombian mining giant, Cerrejón, has joined the World Coal Association (WCA). Cerrejón is the second member to join the WCA this year, and becomes part of a strong, global...

Coaltrans interviews Benjamin Sporton

Mar 30th 2017

Coaltrans interviews Benjamin Sporton

Last year was a good year for coal, with prices finally recovering. As the CEO of the world’s primary association of coal miners, what’s the mood of the industry? Are executives confident that the...

WCA reacts to Greenpeace report

WCA reacts to Greenpeace report

Mar 22nd 2017

Reacting to the report, Benjamin Sporton CEO of World Coal Association says: “Developing energy infrastructure is complex particularly for huge projects like a large coal station. Realistically...

WCA CEO comments on the publication of TERI report

Feb 13th 2017

WCA CEO comments on the publication of TERI report

​WCA CEO, Benjamin Sporton says: “India’s energy needs are too huge for any suggestion that it will not need coal in the future. In a country where 244 million have no electricity and 819 no...