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Fiscal incentives for electric cars have strong market effects Fiscal incentives for electric cars have strong market effects
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Aug 24 2017
European car drivers switch to electric vehicles when it financially makes sense to them, concludes a recent study on fiscal incentives and electric vehicles sales by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC).
JRC supports transition to green and renewable energies in Burkina Faso JRC supports transition to green and renewable energies in Burkina Faso
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Aug 10 2017
A new JRC report provides support and becomes a tool for decision-making to assist Burkina Faso in transforming its energy sector.
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.
Wind turbines in a field against a blue sky Reliable modelling of wind energy generation depends on the accurate representation of the spatial and temporal characterisation of data on the winds.
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Nov 23 2016
The JRC has produced a dataset of wind energy production (EMHIRES) at national, regional and local level across the EU, by the hour for the last 30 years, based on existing wind farms.
Electricity pylons against an orange sky In some Member States there is only one DSO, while in others there are tens or hundreds of them operating their networks on a regional or even municipal basis.
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Jul 01 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.

Electricty pylons against a blue sky The JRC conducted security analysis of the Baltic power systems.
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May 13 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.

Energy power plant The sum of energy savings and renewables would overtake the sum of energy from imported fossil fuels all together (oil, gas and solid fuels) in 2030, if a 40% energy efficiency target is adopted.
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Feb 25 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".

The JRC carried out extensive analyses and modelling supporting the Commission package on the security of supply The JRC carried out extensive analyses and modelling supporting the Commission package on the security of supply
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Feb 16 2016

On 16 February the Commission adopted a package on the security of supply, including a legislative proposal, a strategy for liquefied natural gas (LNG) and gas storage, as well as a strategy on heating and cooling.

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