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JRC Newsletter February 2014

JRC Newsletter February 2014
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In this issue: Editorial by Màire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science.

Cover story: Safe food on the table – JRC's work on food safety and security.

Among the news: the EU Industrial R&D Investments scoreboard, renewable energy share amounts to 70% of new power installations, and the risk of shortages of eight metals which are used in low-carbon energy technologies.

The newsletter also includes briefs on the level of competitiveness across EU regions, GHG savings deriving from energy produced from straw bales and pellets and the necessity for more resources for nuclear forensics.