JRC News

  1. 6 Aug 2015

    Greenhouse gasses (GHG) emission savings due to final renewable energy consumption in electricity, cooling/heating and transport sectors rose at a compound annual growth rate of 8.8% from 2009 to 2012, confirming renewables’ great potential in climate change mitigation.

  2. 4 Aug 2015

    A newly designed economic equilibrium model based on international trade will help policymakers to examine the impact of policy options on the economic development of the forest-based industry.

  3. 4 Aug 2015

    Rapid technological change is reconfiguring how the data needed to support public policy are produced and used. New satellites, sensors, and mobile devices are increasingly turning the private sector and the public into major producers and users of data, some of which are also very  relevant for public policy. This creates many new opportunities but also challenges for data access, and interoperability among diverse data sources.

  4. 31 Jul 2015

    A JRC report short-lists seven potential aquatic pollutants to complete a first Watch List which will provide high-quality information on the concentrations of emerging or little-known pollutants across the EU.

  5. 31 Jul 2015

    The international community, acknowledging the growing concern for the security of nuclear and radioactive materials in an environment with increased terrorist threats and expanding trade, is deploying a large effort in developing, enhancing and upgrading their prevention, detection and response capabilities.

  6. 29 Jul 2015

    Over two decades, agricultural expansion and neglect have reduced natural vegetation cover in the Brazilian eco-regions Cerrado and Caatinga to 47% and 63% of the original area respectively, according to a study led by the JRC.

  7. 28 Jul 2015

    An important part of safeguards inspections is physical verification measurements at nuclear facilities. In this respect, JRC-IRMM supports these measurements i.e. through reference materials.


  8. 27 Jul 2015

    Yield forecasts for all crops at EU-28 level have been lowered compared to last month’s forecast due suboptimal weather conditions. The forecast for winter cereals remains above the 5-year average, but the forecast for total cereals dropped just below the 5-year average, due to the significant downward revisions for grain maize.


    Further information

    MARS Bulletin Vol. 23 No. 7

  9. 24 Jul 2015

    New computer models that estimate the social and economic impacts of flooding help to protect communities from devastating floods and to reduce the economic losses associated with them.

  10. 23 Jul 2015

    EU’s grid connected cumulative capacity in 2014 reached 129 GW, meeting 8% of European electricity demand, equivalent to the combined annual consumption of Belgium, the Netherlands, Greece and Ireland. According to a JRC report, the impressive growth of the industry will allow at least 12% electricity share by 2020, a significant contribution to the goal of the European energy and climate package of 20% share of energy from renewable sources.