JRC News

  1. 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%).

  2. 12 Aug 2015

    A new study analysing available statistics on consumer food waste has estimated that Europeans waste an average of 123 kg per capita annually, or 16% of all food reaching consumers.

  3. 11 Aug 2015

    Climate change could affect tourism demand in EU regions as altered climatic conditions may influence the relative allure of many regions.

  4. 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.

  5. 6 Jul 2015

    On 6 July, the JRC, together with the Directorate-General for the Environment presented some of the main findings from the development of an EMAS Sectoral Reference Document on Best Environmental Management Practice for the agriculture sector.

  6. 1 Jun 2015

    In a new report released on 1 June by the European Commission, the increasing importance of EU exports for job opportunities in Europe and elsewhere is highlighted.

  7. 8 Apr 2015

    The JRC has recently launched a new report calling for a concerted effort to phase out inefficient buildings from the European building stock.

  8. 1 Apr 2015

    On 1 April 2015, the JRC released two reports in the area of smart grids, which look at how smart grids research and innovation can help achieve the Energy Union's targets of secure, sustainable, competitive and affordable energy.

  9. 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.


  10. 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.