New Global Green Bond Partnership launched

It will provide technical assistance and support the development of innovative funds to mobilise investor capital

ChargePoint commits to install 2.5m EV chargers by 2025

The majority of the charging points will be evenly split between Europe and North America

Climate change driving global hunger increase, warns UN

The number of hungry people in the world has been growing, reaching 821m last year – that’s one in every nine people

Global temperatures ‘the same now as they were in 2002’

That’s the claim made by climate sceptic blog Not a Lot of People Know That

Wind turbine foundation market ‘to bluster up to $7.2bn by 2022’

GlobalData says this will be driven by renewable energy auctions, supportive policies and decreasing maintenance costs

Global gas flaring at oil production sites declined last year

The World Bank says it is the start of reversing years of increases in gas flaring that started in 2010

Fall in global energy investment raises security and climate concerns

The International Energy Agency said the share of fossil fuels in energy supply investment rose last year for the first time since 2014

Global offshore wind growth gusts forward by more than a tenth

The pipeline of offshore wind projects rose from 95GW to 104GW in the last year

IEA: Electric vehicles on the world’s roads exceed three million mark

The uptake is said to be driven by strong government policies and falling battery costs

Power and utilities mergers hit all-time high of $97bn

EY says 15 multi-billion-dollar deals accounted for 90% of this figure