JRC News

  1. 14 Jun 2016

    In its role as photovoltaic reference laboratory, the JRC's European Solar Test Installation (ESTI) has developed significant knowledge in the measurement determination and traceability of solar spectral measurements which can be exploited by many other institutes in Europe.

    As part of its role to disseminate and manage knowledge, ESTI, since 2011, has coordinated and provided the scientific guidance to a European inter-laboratory group to develop and expand the knowledge base of fundamental solar measurements.

     

  2. 13 Jun 2016

    On 7th June, five companies received the 2016 EU Code of Conduct Award for Energy Efficiency in Data Centres during the Datacloud Conference in Monaco.

     

  3. 18 May 2016

    FiveVB is a consortium founded by the European Green Vehicle Initiative (EGVI) within Horizon 2020 program. The JRC plays an active role in the characterization of the newly developed 5 V battery technology. The batteries, manufactured by the consortium are characterized in the experimental facility of Battery Testing for Safe Electrification of Transport (BESTEST) in Petten by using cycling and post mortem analysis. 

  4. 17 Mar 2016

    TU Delft's Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM)  and the JRC's Institute for Energy and Transport will intensify cooperation on research questions linked to the theme of energy transition as stated in a recently signed Letter of Intent. With this LoI JRC-IET and TPM further expand collaboration activities that already existed: exchanging PhD researchers, workshops, training and education.

  5. 5 Feb 2016

    On 12th January, in Petten, Alfons Westgeest, Executive Director of EUROBAT and Giovanni De Santi, Director of the JRC's Institute for Energy and Transport, signed a Memorandum of Understand

  6. 25 Nov 2015

    New tools for accident investigators and trainers have been developed by the European Safety, Reliability & Data Association (ESReDA), of which the JRC is member. The tools include a model to analyse what has been learned and what has not, a list of barriers that prevent learning, and guidelines on accident investigation training.

     

    It is important to learn from accidents in order to prevent similar ones from reoccurring. One of the elements of a successful organisation is the ability to learn from both success and failure, and the ability to learn from others.

  7. 18 Nov 2015

    The 'Energy - Transparency Centre of Knowledge' (E-TRACK) is a joint initiative agreed between the Directorate General for Energy and the JRC for the promotion of public participation in the implementation of energy policies.

  8. 17 Sep 2015

    In line with the EU's Energy Union Strategy published in February this year, its fifth dimension – Research, Innovation and Competitiveness – will be developed along three policy priorities: the integrated SET Plan, the Strategic Transport Research and Innovation Agenda and the Global Technology and Innovation Leadership Initiative.

  9. 17 Jul 2015

    On 16 July, in Brussels, JRC and the European Green Vehicles Initiative Association (EGVIA) formalised a collaboration to advance methodologies for testing traction batteries for electric vehicles. 

     

  10. 23 Mar 2015

    A look towards 2050 – new energy technology indicators

     

    The JRC has published the first version of the report:  ETRI 2014 - Energy Technology Reference Indicator projections for 2010-2050. The indicators provide a set of techno-economic data to be used for evaluating the European energy system.