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. 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%).

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 17 Jun 2015

    A strong decline in emissions from human-made aerosols will drive changes to large scale atmospheric circulation and hence affect wind power density off-shore and solar radiation in Europe and northern Africa, according to JRC report analysing these two renewables in 2030-2050.

  8. 2 Jun 2015

    From 1st to 4th June, the global bioenergy community gathers in Vienna to participate in the 23rd European Biomass Conference & Exhibition.

  9. 5 May 2015

    New technologies in the last decade have shown slow but steady progress of ocean and sea energy power according to a new JRC ocean status report.

  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.