Rich world ECAs helping bankroll export of coal technology-data

(Reuters, Brussels, 9 February 2015) Rich nations provided nearly $15 billion over a decade from 2003 to 2013 to fund exports of coal-fired power plant and coal mining technology, data seen by Reuters shows, defying calls to end subsidies for the most polluting of the fossil fuels... The subsidies -- provided via export credits, or preferential loans, guaranteed by governments -- will be discussed by European Union technical experts at a closed door meeting in Brussels later this month.