JRC News

  1. 20 Jul 2016

    On 20 July the Commission presented a package of measures to accelerate the transition to low-carbon emissions in all sectors of the economy in Europe.

  2. 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.

  3. 1 Jul 2016

    The models will allow simulations to be performed of the impact that increasing levels of intermittent renewable energy sources and demand response mechanisms will have on the distribution grid without the need to have access to the actual network data.

  4. 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.

  5. 3 Jun 2016

    On 2nd June, during the 7th Clean Energy Ministerial meeting in San Francisco, the collaboration arrangement focused on scientific cooperation on clean energy and energy efficiency was signed.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 5 Apr 2016

    This beta platform is conceived to fill the gap opened by scattered data and fragmented knowledge resulting from a rapidly growing energy efficiency market. It is expected to be both a one-stop shop for information retrieval and a meeting point for experts to exchange data and reduce redundant activities.

     

  9. 29 Mar 2016

    A lack of standards for testing polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells – the most attractive type of fuel cells for powering vehicles – has hampered objective comparative assessment of their performance and durability under operating conditions and hence of their technological progress. By proposing a test methodology including a set of representative operating conditions and getting European industry and research stakeholders to agree on it, the JRC has helped fill the gap.

  10. 9 Mar 2016

    According to analysis of the building renovation strategies submitted by EU Member States, 74% of the national strategies address the requirements of the Energy Efficiency Directive satisfactorily and 10 are considered exemplary.