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Coal flexibility – supporting India’s growing energy needs

Coal flexibility – supporting India’s growing energy needs

Jan 8th 2020

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...

2019 World Energy Outlook: A tale of all fuels and technologies

Dec 3rd 2019

2019 World Energy Outlook: A tale of all fuels and technologies

“What comes through with crystal clarity in this year’s World Energy Outlook is there is no single or simple solution to transforming global energy systems,” said Dr Fatih Birol, the IEA’s Executive...

Reflecting on WCA’s “powering Asia” conference

Jun 17th 2019

Reflecting on WCA’s “powering Asia” conference

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...

Japan in Focus

May 21st 2019

Japan in Focus

Coal still plays a fundamental role in providing baseload electricity and acting as a critical building block for many economies. In the first of our snapshot series exploring coal’s role in...

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...

Reducing emissions from coal: A role for the World Bank

Reducing emissions from coal: A role for the World Bank

Jan 16th 2019

For many developing countries, especially those across emerging Asia, excluding coal from the energy mix is simply not an option because improved energy access drives economic development....