JRC News

  1. 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).

  2. 16 Mar 2015

    Today the JRC launches the Raw Materials Information System (RMIS), a comprehensive online repository of information on policies, activities and data related to the European raw materials sector.

  3. 9 Oct 2014

    How much is Europe investing in the bioeconomy today? What is the state of the bioeconomy sectors across the EU? What are the related policy initiatives taken at EU and national levels? Replies to those and similar questions can be found on the bioeconomy observatory website, set up by the JRC.

  4. 18 Mar 2014

    A new study has been published today on the progress in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) estimates of Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) from biofuels. The research has been performed by the JRC in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

  5. 7 Feb 2014

    On 22 January, the European Commission issued a Recommendation on minimum principles for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons (such as shale gas) using high volume hydraulic fracturing in order to contribute to bringing clarity and predictability to public authorities, market operators and citizens. It invites Member States to follow minimum principles when applying or adapting their legislation applicable to hydrocarbons exploration or production using high volume hydraulic fracturing.

  6. 27 Sep 2013

    With the close cooperation of the US mission to the EU, the JRC organised a high-level meeting on Thursday 26 September in order to examine the scientific potential to support eco-industries and technologies on both sides of the Atlantic.

  7. 15 Jul 2013

    A JRC report on research, development and demonstration (R,D&D) projects on electric cars in the EU, with a total budget of €1.9 billion (65% from public funding), finds that increased exchange of information and more coordination between projects would result in a better leverage of the investments. The report "Paving the way to electrified road transport – Publicly funded research, development, and demonstration projects on electric and plug-in cars in Europe", lists more than 320 projects covering the period 2007-2015 which received EU or national public funding, and with a total budget of more than €1 million.

  8. 12 Dec 2012

    According to a recent JRC report, only new innovative technologies have the potential to alter CO2 emissions substantially and energy consumption to a minor extent in the European iron and steel industry by 2030.

  9. 4 Apr 2012

    A joint study by the JRC and University College Cork (Ireland) has led to a new methodology to assess the European potential for pumped hydropower, a type of electricity storage.

  10. 16 Dec 2011

    In an agreement signed on 16 December, the Swiss Confederation and the JRC extended their joint research and development work on exhaust emission standards until 2014. Through the close co–operation between the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) and the JRC, Switzerland has reinforced the information exchange with the EU in air pollution control and numerous joint projects have been undertaken since 2007.