Business energy news - August 2016

Our pick of the most relevant energy political and market news items, updated every month.

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Top energy headlines 

Smart meter IT system delayed until autumn

The government has confirmed that the communications infrastructure which links smart meters to energy suppliers will now not be ready until the Autumn. (

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Governments urged to tackle non-tariff measures through global Environmental Trade Agreement

Diplomats working on ambitious plans to deliver an Environmental Trade Agreement that would seek to remove tariffs on a raft of clean technologies will today face calls to extend the proposed agreement to cover non-tariff trade barriers, such as local content requirements and restrictive taxation rules. (

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CBI urges Greg Clark to deliver low-carbon promises

Business group urges BEIS to deliver energy and climate polices which show UK remains open for low carbon investment throughout Brexit negotiations and beyond. (

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Renewables sets new quarterly generation record on back of solar growth

The UK’s surging solar PV capacity has helped the country to a new quarterly renewable electricity generation record. (

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Firms pledge to increase take up of electric vehicles under government-endorsed scheme

The Go Ultra Low scheme has awarded special status to 65 UK organisations since May 2016 in recognition of their commitment to adopt electric vehicles as a larger proportion of their fleets. (

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Market update

Market Report

Market summary for July 2016

Gas: Gas prices rise because of higher risks.

Power: Power prices follow the cost of natural gas and coal.

Oil: Fears of a supply glut depress oil prices.

Carbon: European Carbon prices end the month relatively unchanged.

For a detailed look at the energy markets for the past month, download the full report here.