WCA Welcomes Latest World Energy Outlook Report

WCA Welcomes Latest World Energy Outlook Report

The World Coal Association (WCA) has welcomed the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) declaration that coal will continue to play a vital role in the global energy mix. In its latest World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2017 report, coal remains the single largest source of electricity generation through to 2040 at 26%. India and Southeast Asia will be the driving force of demand for coal in the decades to come.

Responding to this report, Benjamin Sporton, CEO of the WCA expressed his confidence that coal is to continue to play a fundamental role in global energy supply. He urged countries using coal to do so but with the most efficient and cleanest low emission coal technologies available.

The WEO report notes that in line with emissions reduction, increased efficiencies of coal-fired power plants around the world have resulted in significant reductions in CO2 emissions. Read More…

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