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A scientist is setting up a portable emissions measurement system (PEMS) at the JRC vehicle emissions laboratory.
A scientist is setting up a portable emissions measurement system (PEMS) at the JRC vehicle emissions laboratory.
Feb 22 2021
Today, the JRC published its third Report on conformity factors, which are used to assess compliance of vehicles with emission limits while performing a Real Driving Emissions test.
Autonomous vehicles can only reach their full potential, if they are able to deal with cybersecurity risks.
Autonomous vehicles can only reach their full potential, if they are able to deal with cybersecurity risks.
Feb 11 2021
New report by the JRC and ENISA sheds light on the cybersecurity risks linked to the uptake of AI in autonomous cars, and provides recommendations to mitigate them.
Reductions in transport emissions account for the greatest part of the overall emissions reductions in 2020.
Reductions in transport emissions account for the greatest part of the overall emissions reductions in 2020.
Feb 02 2021
The unprecedented emissions reductions fuelled by the pandemic can help break from the trend of rising emissions, but much more must be done to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement
Natural disturbances such as windstorms and insects are increasingly affecting European forests.
Natural disturbances such as windstorms and insects are increasingly affecting European forests.
Jan 26 2021
Sustainability of bioenergy remains a complex issue with no one-size-fits-all answers, but win-win pathways exist.
The Atlas of the Human Planet 2020 provides 37 examples of applications of GHSL data in various policy domains
The Atlas of the Human Planet 2020 provides 37 examples of applications of GHSL data in various policy domains
Jan 21 2021
The 2020 edition of the Atlas of the Human Planet presents use cases of geoinformation in disaster risk management, urbanisation and sustainable development.
JRC research campuses become living laboratories for smart city experiments. A research team performed field tests of innovative drone systems for search, rescue and surveillance purposes
In September the research team performed field tests of innovative drone systems for search, rescue and surveillance purposes
Nov 04 2020
The JRC has opened its research sites in Italy and the Netherlands to external companies for the testing of future mobility and digital energy solutions.
Scientists identify four technological dynamics in the energy sector, having the power to limit global warming to below 2°C if implemented simultaneously.
The study shows that it is technically possible to transition to clean energy and reach the 2°C target at relatively small cost, while triggering benefits, such as improvements in air quality, and reducing the economic impacts of climate change itself.
Mar 30 2020
The latest edition of the Global Energy and Climate Outlook report identifies four technological dynamics in the energy sector that can limit global warming to below 2°C.
A much more rapid increase in the installation rate is needed to decarbonise the power sector by 2050
A much more rapid increase in the installation rate is needed to decarbonise the power sector by 2050
Jan 31 2020
The EU’s photovoltaics (PV) installation rate has to increase drastically if we want to meet set renewable energy targets, according to the latest PV Status report.
Over 50 million people in the EU experienced energy poverty in 2018
Over 50 million people in the EU experienced energy poverty in 2018
Jan 30 2020
Over 50 million people in the EU experienced energy poverty in 2018. Energy poverty means that households are unable to afford essential energy services needed to guarantee a decent standard of living. 
Contemporary Katowice city centre in Poland with old buildings, lift and facilities of a former coal mine
Contemporary Katowice city centre in Poland with old buildings, lift and facilities of a former coal mine
Jan 29 2020

A new JRC report shows that in more than half of the EU coal regions the switch to clean energy can create more jobs than currently exist in the coal sector.

The report follows the adoption of the European Green Deal communication and the announcement of the EU’s Just Transition Mechanism, which aims to support communities most affected by the transition to climate neutrality by 2050, especially in the EU’s coal regions.

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