JRC News

  1. 5 Jul 2016

    Energy efficiency, followed by smart grids, e-mobility and wind energy technologies are the key priorities put forward by regions and countries in the smart specialisation strategies in the area of energy.

  2. 22 Jun 2016

    The new opportunities to use the facilities by researchers and the commercial calibration service for the industry are being presented at the annual European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EUPVSEC) 2016.

  3. 14 Jun 2016

    In its role as photovoltaic reference laboratory, the JRC's European Solar Test Installation (ESTI) has developed significant knowledge in the measurement determination and traceability of solar spectral measurements which can be exploited by many other institutes in Europe.

    As part of its role to disseminate and manage knowledge, ESTI, since 2011, has coordinated and provided the scientific guidance to a European inter-laboratory group to develop and expand the knowledge base of fundamental solar measurements.

     

  4. 5 May 2016

    A recent JRC report finds that fuels like liquefied natural gas (LNG) and methanol are the most promising alternatives to drive decarbonisation of the shipping sector and ultimately contribute to the fight against climate change.

  5. 29 Feb 2016

    Despite high expectations and extensive research and investment in the last decade, technological options are still in developing stages and key resources for algal growth are still too onerous for economically viable production of algal biofuels.

  6. 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".

  7. 5 Feb 2016

    In its role as photovoltaic reference laboratory, JRC’s ESTI facility based in Italy recently underwent an external assessment by the Italian National Accreditation body (ACCREDIA) composed of a team of international assessors to verify its implementation of the International guide for reference laboratories ( ISO 17025).

  8. 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).

  9. 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%).

  10. 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.