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WCA responds to Global Status of CCUS report

WCA responds to Global Status of CCUS report

Dec 11th 2018

Katowice, 11th December 2018 – The World Coal Association (WCA) has welcomed the publication of the Global Status of CCS: 2018  report calling on world leaders for enhanced support for CCS...

COP24: Paris rulebook and CCUS in the spotlight

COP24 is taking place in Katowice, Poland

Dec 11th 2018

COP24: Paris rulebook and CCUS in the spotlight

Liam McHugh, WCA Policy Manager, shares an update from COP24 in Poland, where technical negotiations surrounding the implementation of the Paris Agreement will soon reach the ‘political’ phase and...

Powering sustainable development with low emission coal technologies

Sep 10th 2018

Powering sustainable development with low emission coal technologies

In its 5th Strategic Energy Plan this year (2018), the Japanese Cabinet recognised coal as an important energy resource, necessary for the country’s base-load power supply, but it also highlighted...

Reducing CO2 emissions

Apr 13th 2018

Reducing CO2 emissions

There is a clear pathway to zero emissions from coal. This starts with low emission coal technologies and progresses to carbon capture use and storage (CCUS). High efficiency low emission (HELE)...

Championing carbon capture technology

Mar 27th 2018

Championing carbon capture technology

One year of Petra Nova’s success story Petra Nova is the world's largest post-combustion carbon capture facility installed on an existing coal-fuelled power plant. It is also one of two coal-...

Industrialisation and prosperity to drive global energy demand

Mar 2nd 2018

Industrialisation and prosperity to drive global energy demand

In its 2018 Energy Outlook, BP shows how growing industrialisation and prosperity will drive an increase in global energy demand and how that demand will be met with the most diverse energy mix the...

Low emissions tech powers a cleaner coal future

Low emissions tech powers a cleaner coal future

Dec 13th 2017

In terms of energy access, the importance of coal was once again highlighted when in October a new International Energy Agency (IEA) report detailed the significant role that coal has...

COP23 focuses on Paris rulebook

Nov 17th 2017

COP23 focuses on Paris rulebook

Over the last two weeks, the World Coal Association has been in Bonn attending the COP-23 climate talks. While held in the old German capital, this year’s presidency is held by Fiji, leading several...