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The JRC provided input on key observations in the 3rd Energy Union report The JRC provided input on key observations in the third Energy Union report
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Nov 24 2017
The JRC's scientific input formed the basis for key observations in the European Commission’s 3rd State of the Energy Union report, which tracks progress made over the past year and looks to the year ahead.
The JRC’s new handbook and dashboard provide information and recommendation on key policy areas for regions across Europe The JRC’s new handbook and dashboard provide information and recommendation on key policy areas for regions across Europe
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Oct 12 2017
New JRC tools help regional authorities get a grip on policy challenges, from energy through transport to crisis management
The JRC study explores the potential impacts of Coordinated Automated Road Transport (C-ART) scenarios for our transport system. The JRC study explores the potential impacts of Coordinated Automated Road Transport (C-ART) scenarios for our transport system.
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Sep 22 2017
The JRC analyses the impacts of automated and connected vehicles, exploring scenarios in order to see how the full potential of these new technologies could be exploited.
SKY, ENGIE, and Facebook are the winners of the 2017 EU Code of Conduct Award for Energy Efficiency in Data Centres SKY, ENGIE, and Facebook are the winners of the 2017 EU Code of Conduct Award for Energy Efficiency in Data Centres
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Jun 07 2017

On 6 June 2017, SKY, ENGIE, and Facebook received the 2017 EU Code of Conduct Award for Energy Efficiency in Data Centres. The ceremony took place during the Datacloud Conference in Monte Carlo, one of the largest conferences dedicated to data centres in Europe.

The Code of Conduct is an independent scheme in the EU to certify that a data centre has adopted energy efficiency best practices. Data centres measure their energy efficiency in Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE). The ideal value is 1 PUE, but the average PUE value is around 2.0.

The JRC tool for screening for high emission reduction potential on air (SHERPA) was used to model PM2.5 concentrations in the main cities in the Danube macro-region. The JRC tool for screening for high emission reduction potential on air (SHERPA) was used to model PM2.5 concentrations in the main cities in the Danube macro-region.
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Feb 06 2017

JRC scientists evaluated sources of air pollutants in the Danube macro-region, a necessary step for the design of action plans to improve air quality. The study showed residential heating contributed up to 35% of PM2.5 pollution in the main cities in the Danube macro-region, followed by agriculture (up to 32%), energy production and industry (up to 30%) and transport (up to 25%).

Europe's energy transition on track
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Feb 03 2017
In line with its commitment to report annually on the state of the Energy Union, on 1 February 2017 the European Commission published its second State of the Energy Union Report. In terms of greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency and renewable energy, Europe is well on track to reach its 2020 targets.
Battery with a solar panel and wind turbine inside The JRC has supported with scientific evidence the Clean Energy package presented on 30 November 2016.
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Dec 01 2016
The package pursues three main goals: putting energy efficiency first, cementing the EU's global leadership in renewable energies and providing a fair deal for energy consumers.
A solar panel and a wind turbine Wind, photovoltaics and electric cars rely on materials which have been assessed as being critical.
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Dec 01 2016
A study presented at the 9th SET Plan conference indicates that the EU is vulnerable to supply bottlenecks of several key materials needed in wind, photovoltaic and electric vehicles technologies.
A port city in the forground with the dea in the background The Covenant initiative is one of the few worldwide that has already moved beyond pledges and can present concrete results.
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Nov 15 2016
First implementation reports of a number of municipalities across the EU and beyond show an overall achieved greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 23% compared to baseline levels.
Graphic of interconnected black pipes on a turqouise background The workshop focused on integrated water and power system modelling.
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Oct 10 2016
On 28-29 September 2016, the US Department of Energy and the JRC, in cooperation with the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, organised a workshop dedicated to understanding the water-energy nexus, in particular integrated water and power system modelling.

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