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World Coal Association CEO discusses future of global coal at USEA

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Representatives from more than 40 organisations attended the event on 17 February.

The event discussed 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.

US Energy Association Executive Director, Barry Worthington said:

“Coal is an important resource not just in the US, but worldwide. We will continue using coal all around the world for a very long time. Hopefully we can grow US 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.

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