VANCOUVER—The World Coal Association wants us all to know that coal can be part of a climate-friendly energy regime and Canadian company MicroCoal Technologies Inc. agrees.
Indeed, the Vancouver-based clean coal technology firm signed the World Coal Association (WCA) petition in support of the Warsaw Communique, a coal-friendly manifesto calling for a three-prong action to improve the responsible use of coal globally.
Read The Warsaw Communiqué here. Co-written with the Polish Ministry of Economy, it outlines “practical steps” to tackle climate change and allow coal to continue to play its role. They include:
1. The immediate use of high-efficiency low-emissions coal combustion technologies, wherever it is economic and technically feasible at existing and new power plants.
2. Governments must set an ambitious pathway, before 20th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP20), to move the global average efficiency of coal-fired power generation plants to current state of the art levels and to support R&D efforts to further improve the efficiency of coal combustion technologies.
3. Development banks support developing countries in accessing clean coal technologies, including high-efficiency low-emissions coal combustion technologies.
The World Coal Association is a global industry association formed of major international coal producers and stakeholders (see Corporate Members).
MicroCoal Technologies focuses on commercializing its unique, clean-coal upgrading technology known as MicroCoal; a low-cost, patented microwave technology that reduces moisture in coal resulting in an upgraded energy content of coal.