A sustainable global coal industry
The future of the Australian coal sector and high-quality coal producers such as Whitehaven is expected to remain robust over the long term.
The coals we produce service the premium export markets of Asia, to both users of thermal and metallurgical coal products. We supply high energy thermal coal with low trace elements – such as ash, sulfur and nitrogen – to electricity producers, and semi-soft coking coal and PCI coal to steel producers and for use in other smelting applications. With continued economic and population growth in Asia, we are well placed to meet the continued increasing demand for energy generation, infrastructure requirements and manufacturing and industrial outputs.
We are members of various industry associations and participate in policy forums on issues associated with ensuring Australia’s resource endowment can better support sustainable development here and abroad.
Read more about the sustainability of our business and our industry in our Sustainability Report 2019.
For more about the future of coal in Australian and in the global context, see below.
Minerals Council of Australia
The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) is the leading advocate for Australia’s world class minerals industry, promoting and enhancing sustainability, profitability and competitiveness. The MCA engages with the community, other industries, industry and representative bodies, opinion leaders and other stakeholders to reinforce and raise awareness of the industry’s contribution to Australia and Australians.
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International Energy Agency
The International Energy Agency (IEA) is the authoritative voice on global energy policy, and works with governments and industry to shape a secure and sustainable energy future. The IEA provides analysis, data, policy recommendations, and real-world solutions to help countries provide secure and sustainable energy for all.
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World Coal Association
The World Coal Association (WCA) is a membership association, representing the coal industry at the global level. WCA works to secure the long-term sustainability of the coal sector, bringing together stakeholders to help the industry respond to the challenges it faces, encouraging innovation, and supporting members to be industry leaders.
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COAL21 is the foundation of a significant investment by the Australian black coal industry in the demonstration of low-emissions coal technologies, such as carbon capture and storage (CCS), to support cost-effective, reliable and cleaner energy.
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