Global Mining: “Coal to remain a significant energy source for decades” – WCA

Coal will remain a vital growth enabler and source of energy for decades to come, says World Coal Association CEO Benjamin Sporton. Advertisements

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Global Mining: World Coal Association calls on World Bank to recognise the critical role of coal in meeting global energy needs

LONDON – The World Coal Association (WCA) has today called on the World Bank to recognise the vital role of coal in bringing affordable, reliable electricity to hundreds of millions of people in developing and emerging economies. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), global electricity from coal is expected to grow by around 33% to 2040. Demand for coal in Southeast Asia alone is expected to increase 4.8% a year through to 2035.

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