JRC News

  1. 24 Feb 2015

    A new JRC report analyses the geothermal energy sector in the EU, assessing the status of the technology, ongoing developments, related policies and markets.

  2. 27 Jan 2015

    The JRC organised today a roundtable debate to discuss the possible ways to support the recovery of the European photovoltaic (PV) industry and to retain Europe's prominent place in research in PV technology.

  3. 26 Jan 2015

    A booming photovoltaic market in Asia has propelled China to a global leader in photovoltaic energy installations in 2013, according to the latest edition of the JRC’s PV Status Report.

  4. 12 Dec 2014

    Over 650 energy stakeholders from Europe and beyond gathered in Rome this week for the 7th Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) Conference. The conference offered a unique opportunity for all stakeholders and representatives of national and EU institutions to have in-depth discussions on the new developments of the SET Plan towards an integrated roadmap and action plan addressing research & innovation challenges and needs of the EU energy system.

  5. 17 Oct 2014

    Recently published JRC guidebooks to develop sustainable energy plans help local authorities in Asia and the South Mediterranean region to decrease CO2 emissions by reducing energy consumption and increasing the supply from renewable energy sources.

  6. 9 Oct 2014

    How much is Europe investing in the bioeconomy today? What is the state of the bioeconomy sectors across the EU? What are the related policy initiatives taken at EU and national levels? Replies to those and similar questions can be found on the bioeconomy observatory website, set up by the JRC.

  7. 26 Sep 2014

    Speakers at the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) held in Amsterdam on 22 - 26 September highlighted the increasingly competitive prices of PV electricity and called for increased collaboration between different policy sectors in the promotion of solar energy.

  8. 14 Aug 2014

    A global reduction of aerosols emissions in 2030 will likely result in up to 10% increase of photovoltaic energy (PVE) potential in western Europe and the eastern Mediterranean while a reduction of up to 7% would affect northern Africa and eastern Europe. These are some of the findings published in a recent JRC article which investigates the likely availability of photovoltaic energy (PVE) in Europe and Africa in 2030, under a scenario of reduced anthropogenic emissions, such as greenhouse gases and aerosols.

  9. 30 Jul 2014

    JRC analysis of EU human settlements, land-use and resource efficiency, as well as modelling work addressing options for urban and regional development have fed into the 6th Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion, released on 23 July by the European Commission.

  10. 28 Mar 2014

    How far is Garissa (Kenya) from the nearest transmission line? What does 1KWh photovoltaic energy cost in Goundam (Mali)? These are just two of the many hundreds of inputs needed to analyse which renewable energy technology is most suited to rural electrification in specific locations in Africa.