WCA CEO speaks at US energy event in Washington DC

17th Feb 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Benjamin Sporton, CEO of the World Coal Association (WCA), will offer insights into the new global dynamics of coal, as a keynote speaker at the United States Energy Association briefing  in Washington DC.

Representatives from more than 40 organisations are expected to attend the event scheduled to take place today 17 February 2017 at 14.00ET.

The event will discuss how the global coal market is changing and what the new US Administration could mean for global climate policy.

Sporton was appointed Chief Executive of the World Coal Association in June 2015. Prior to joining the World Coal Association, Sporton held senior policy leadership roles in United Kingdom and Australia, leading legislative reforms through the South Australian parliament and supporting the Mayor of London’s consultation on extension of the London Congestion Charge.

U.S. Energy Association Executive Director, Barry Worthington said:

“Coal is an important resource not just in the U.S., but worldwide. We will continue using coal all around the world for a very long time. Hopefully we can grow U.S. coal exports to provide jobs for Americans, revenue for all companies, and tax revenue for our federal and state governments. In turn, we can expand economic prosperity globally.

Sporton is a member of the Coal Industry Advisory Board to the International Energy Agency and a member of the International Advisory Committee to the Energy & Environment Foundation of India.

About the WCA

The World Coal Association is the only body acting internationally on behalf of coal, with a mission to demonstrate and gain acceptance for the fundamental role coal plays in achieving a sustainable, lower carbon energy future.

The WCA provides a voice for coal in international energy, environment and development forums, and presents the case for coal to key decision-makers. For more information on what we do, please visit www.worldcoal.org.

About the USEA

The United States Energy Association (USEA) is the U.S Member Committee of the World Energy Council, the UN-accredited global energy body that advises global energy leaders and countries on energy resource management. USEA’s team of international energy specialists work with the federal government, energy companies and energy ministers to build out energy infrastructure in developing countries.