JRC News

  1. 29 Oct 2015

    Following the Transatlantic Economic Council's decision to promote electric vehicles and smart grid interoperability, on 29 October the European Commission inaugurated a dedicated state-of-the-art laboratory.

  2. 28 Oct 2015

    In conjunction with the 4th annual forum of the EU strategy for the Danube region, the JRC held its annual event dedicated to the scientific support of this strategy on 27 and 28 October.

  3. 21 Oct 2015

    Deployment of electric vehicles in the EU is gaining momentum: the number of sold cars rose from 760 in 2010 to more than 70 000 in 2014 and the trend continued in the first half of 2015.

  4. 18 Oct 2015

    Setting up a long-term strategy beyond existing EU policies, addressing governance of its expanding function and stepping up interaction with the scientific community across the EU are the main recommendations, stemming from an independent panel of experts' evaluation.

  5. 14 Oct 2015

    The World Standards Day, celebrated internationally on 14 October, was designed to raise awareness on the importance of standardisation to the global economy.

  6. 12 Oct 2015

    Estimated electricity production from the total waste generated in Africa could reach 122.2 TWh in 2025, or more than 20% of the electricity consumed in 2010 at continental level (661.5TWh).

  7. 8 Oct 2015

    A report analysing the use of energy in the EU food industry finds that the share of renewable remains relatively small (7%) when compared to its part in the overall energy mix (15%).

  8. 18 Sep 2015

    An analysis carried out by JRC scientists shows that the uncertainty in measurement of power generation from a photovoltaic cell can be more than halved, thus bringing an economic benefit to both manufacturers and investors.

  9. 6 Aug 2015

    Greenhouse gasses (GHG) emission savings due to final renewable energy consumption in electricity, cooling/heating and transport sectors rose at a compound annual growth rate of 8.8% from 2009 to 2012, confirming renewables’ great potential in climate change mitigation.

  10. 23 Jul 2015

    EU’s grid connected cumulative capacity in 2014 reached 129 GW, meeting 8% of European electricity demand, equivalent to the combined annual consumption of Belgium, the Netherlands, Greece and Ireland. According to a JRC report, the impressive growth of the industry will allow at least 12% electricity share by 2020, a significant contribution to the goal of the European energy and climate package of 20% share of energy from renewable sources.