The head of the World Coal Association (WCA) has accused UN climate chief Christiana Figueres of “ignoring reality”, following her call to the coal industry to invest in more efficient technologies. In an interview, World Coal chief executive Milton Catelin told RTCC that Figueres lack of expertise in the mining and energy sectors meant she “misses some of the fundamentals about the energy sector”. He was responding to a speech Figueres made to a “climate and Coal Summit” on the sidelines of UN negotiations in Warsaw two weeks ago, where she told the audience that “coal must change rapidly and dramatically for everyone’s sake.”
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