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

UN: ‘Climate change could cause severe economic downturn’

The organisation says a rising global average temperature could translate into a slower growth of per capita output in hot countries

Global businesses increasingly sourcing renewable energy

Private sector companies bought 465TWh of green energy last year – an amount close to the overall power demand of France

UK would need to cover 12% of land with solar panels to supply itself

A new study shows an area nearly the size of South Africa would be needed to power global electricity demand

Energy efficiency ‘should be a priority for governments and businesses’

The Sustainable Energy for All initiative aims to ensure “no one is left behind” in the low carbon energy transition

Global renewable energy industry supports 10.3m jobs

The solar sector remains the largest employer of all renewable technologies, accounting for nearly 3.4 million jobs