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An industrial factory with a chimney emitting white smoke In 2015, global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion and industrial processes have stalled, confirming the slowdown trend observed since 2012.
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Dec 06 2016
It is a result of structural changes in the global economy, global energy efficiency improvements and changing energy mix in key countries.
The Commission aims to ensure European nuclear facilities approaching end of business are closed safely, respecting the environment and human health. The Commission aims to ensure European nuclear facilities approaching end of business are closed safely, respecting the environment and human health.
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Dec 02 2016

On 2 December, the Commission launched a new training and knowledge-sharing initiative to prepare specialists for the dismantling of present and future obsolete nuclear plants in Europe as they reach their end-of-life. Led by the JRC, the European Learning Initiatives for Nuclear Decommissioning and Environmental Remediation (ELINDER) will be implemented in cooperation with 14 partners with expertise in the nuclear field.

The new tools centralise migration related data to better understand migration flows, trends and their impact on societies across the EU. The new tools centralise migration related data to better understand migration flows, trends and their impact on societies across the EU.
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Dec 02 2016
Two new tools will centralise migration related data, to better understand migration flows, trends and their impact on societies across the EU.
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.
The EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard collects companies' key R&D and economic indicators The EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard collects companies' key R&D and economic indicators
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Dec 01 2016
The 2016 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard, published on 1 December by the European Commission, shows that EU companies invested €188.3bn in Research & Development (R&D) in the fiscal year 2015/2016.
Air missile in space Aeronautics and electronics sectors of defence industry are the most vulnerable to potential disruptions in the supply of materials.
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Nov 30 2016
A new study contributes to better understanding of the importance of materials supply for the defence value chain, in support of the European Defence Action Plan.
Graphic of entrepreneurship The JRC's "Entrepreneurship and Scale-up Indices (ESIS)" report assesses the EU countries according to the framework conditions that affect the creation and growth of businesses, including scale-up companies.
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Nov 28 2016

What type of support do EU countries offer firms to foster their creation and growth? Are the existing ecosystems comparable across the EU? Could EU countries learn from each other? These were the main questions posed in a research project on Entrepreneurship and Scale-up Indices (ESIS), the results of which have just been published by the JRC.

Three apples with one sliced in half The food system could be affected by global trade, EU economic growth, agri-food chain structure, technology uptake, social cohesion, food values, climate change, depletion of natural resources and world population growth.
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Nov 28 2016
The EU legislative framework governing food safety appears to be robust and well prepared to respond to challenges in 2050 according to a new foresight study.
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.

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