Types of membership
The IEA Clean Coal Centre has two categories of membership:
Member countries can be governments or entities nominated by them. They can also be international organisations in which governments participate.
Current member countries are: Australia (comprising the government and the Australian Coal Industry Consortium), the European Commission, Germany, Italy, Japan, Poland, South Africa, and the USA.
Sponsors, which are usually, but not always, from the private sector and have not been designated by a government. Sponsors have to be approved by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and cannot vote on the accession or rejection of new members.
Current sponsors are: Anglo American, Banpu, BHEL, Beijing Research Institute of Coal Chemistry (BRICC), Doosan Babcock (UK), Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) GE power (UK), Greenbank Group (UK), Electric Power Planning and Engineering Institute (EPPEI) of China, and SUEK.
Information about each of our members can be found in the membership directory.
The 18 members of the IEA Clean Coal Centre represent a wide range of interests. Most, but not all, of the member countries are members of the OECD. The majority of the sponsor organisations are from non-OECD countries. The sponsors include utilities, coal companies, equipment and services suppliers and research organisations.
Members of the IEA Clean Coal Centre contribute annually to a common fund to finance the activities of the programme. There is a set subscription rate for new sponsors.
An Executive Committee of representatives nominated by the Contracting Parties and sponsors acts as the ‘board of directors’.
The Executive Committee meet twice each year. Both sponsors and contracting parties have a single vote at ExCo meetings, which means that they have an equal influence over the work programme and policies.
Prof Jurgen-Friedrich Hake of Germany is the current Chair of the Executive Committee and Scott Smouse of the USA is the Vice Chair.