JRC News

  1. 13 May 2016

    The foreseen expansion of electricity generation sources in the Baltic countries, according to EU energy trends 2050, will result in fairly low dependence on electricity import in projections for 2020 and 2030.

  2. 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.

  3. 25 Feb 2016

    By 2030, more energy will be saved than the amount of energy consumed deriving from oil, thus energy savings can be considered as "an energy source in its own right".

  4. 16 Feb 2016

    On 16 February the Commission adopted a package on the security of supply, including a legislative proposal, a strategy for liquefied natural gas (LNG) and gas storage, as well as a strategy on heating and cooling.

  5. 18 Dec 2015

    A new report explores the rail sector’s vulnerability and the potential impacts, in particular through interdependencies with other infrastructures.

  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. 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.

  8. 14 Aug 2015

    JRC scientists have acquired the first signals of the latest Chinese BeiDou satellite, launched on 25 July. The analysis of the observation data has allowed, for the very first time, the precise identification of the codes and modulation schemes of the various signals being currently broadcast.

  9. 6 Jul 2015

    The JRC has started a pilot project in collaboration with the Italian Ministry for Economic Development to test the sharing of radio spectrum.

  10. 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.