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  1. Media and content digitization benefits consumers, but revenues lag behind

    Digital spending- the acquisition of media products in digital format- tripled from 2006 to 2010 worldwide, with the recording music sector now achieving 30% of its global sales in the digital market. The digital success of the music sector contrasts othe ...

    26 October 2012

  2. Two-thirds of the world's new solar panels were installed in Europe in 2011

    Europe accounted for two thirds of the world-wide newly installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity in 2011, with 18.5 GW. Its overall PV capacity totalled 52 GW. The yearly electricity produced by PV could power a country with the electricity demand of Austria, ...

    24 September 2012

  3. Ship-borne measurements show EU policies have improved air quality in harbours

    14 Aug 2012 Sulphur dioxide emissions from shipping have sharply decreased in EU ports thanks to an EU policy which limits sulphur content in fuels for ships at berth or at anchor in ports. Scientists at the European Commission's Joint Research Centr ...

    14 August 2012

  4. Global CO2 emissions continue to increase in 2011, with per capita emissions in China reaching European levels

    18 Jul 2012 Global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2)- the main cause of global warming - increased by 3% lst year, reaching an all-time high of 34 billion tonnes in 2011. In China, the world's most populous country, average emissions of CO2 increased ...

    18 July 2012

  5. JRC and US NOAA enhance cooperation on climate, weather, oceans and coasts

    31 May 2012 The European Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have signed today an agreement in Brussels to encourage, develop and facilitate scientif ...

    12 June 2012

  6. Bringing ideas to market: European technology transfer network launched

    26 Apr 2012 A European network bringing together the technology transfer offices of 25 large public research organisations has been established with the support of the European Commission. The European TTO CIRCLE (Technology Transfer Offices – Connecting ...

    26 April 2012

  7. Winners of 2012 GreenBuilding and GreenLight Awards

    18 Apr 2012 These awards, launched by the European Commission in 2005 and 2000 respectively, promote the reduction of energy consumption by public and private organisations on a voluntary basis. GreenBuilding promotes improved energy efficiency through se ...

    18 April 2012

  8. World Water Day- EU research on water

    22 Mar 2012 22 March marks the annual celebration of World Water Day. Together with ministerial delegations from more than 100 countries, the European Union endorsed a Ministerial Declaration on Water at last week's World Water Forum. Action is neede ...

    22 March 2012

  9. The European Commission's in-house science service- the Joint Research Centre (JRC)

    16 Mar 2012 Being the only Commission service in charge of direct research, the JRC provides independent scientific and economic support to the Europe 2020 policy priorities in terms of competitiveness, sustainability and grand societal challenges such as ...

    21 March 2012

  10. Towards the EU energy mix: state of the art of the strategic energy technologies

    07 Mar 2012 A new edition of the Strategic Energy Technologies review has been published. This " 2011 Technology Map ", produced by the European Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), provides a European and ...

    07 March 2012

  11. What has the EU done after the Fukushima accident?

    06 Mar 2012 Nuclear safety: stress tests Following last year's triple disaster in Japan, the EU decided to take a critical look at its nuclear power production and re-assess the safety and security of all nuclear power plants in the EU. All 14 Member ...

    21 March 2012

  12. EU funded study underlines importance of Congo Basin for global climate and biodiversity

    05 Mar 2012 With its 1.7 billion square kilometres, an area equivalent to 5 times the size of Germany, the Congo Basin forest is the world's second largest tropical forest. The 'State of the Congo Basin Forests 2010' report launched in Doua ...

    05 March 2012

  13. Screening Africa's renewable energies potential

    08 Feb 2012 The Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published today a study mapping the potential of renewable energy sources in Africa. The report analyses the current energy consumption in Africa and assesses potential of renewable energy sources- solar, wi ...

    08 February 2012

  14. Science support for the Danube strategy: kick off meeting in Sofia

    25 Jan 2012 Representatives from the "science support for the Danube" strategy signataires meet today in the Bulgarian Academy of Science to identify the key priorities of the scientific cooperation. This strategy was launched by the European Co ...

    27 April 2012

  15. JRC signs Letter of Intent with the US Department of Energy on e-mobility and smart grids

    30 Nov 2011 Washington, 29 November – At the Transatlantic Economic Council meeting the Director-General of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has signed a Letter of Intent for closer cooperation with the US Department of Energy (D ...

    30 November 2011

  16. Satellite data can help protect bluefin tuna

    21 Nov 2011 A new model developed by scientists of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) allows the potential presence of bluefin tuna to be tracked through daily updated maps, helping to protect endangered stocks and fight illegal fi ...

    24 November 2011

  17. JRC signs agreement with the Academies of Sciences of the Danube region Member States

    17 Nov 2011 The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has signed an agreement for closer cooperation with the Academies of Sciences of the Danube region Member States. The signatories are the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), the Hunga ...

    17 November 2011

  18. Rare earth metal shortages could hamper deployment of low-carbon energy technologies

    10 Nov 2011 Following the release of a Commission report on critical raw materials in 2010, scientists at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) highlighted in a new report that five metals, essential for manufacturing low-carbon technologies, show a high risk o ...

    10 November 2011

  19. From lab to market: European public research organisations join forces on technology transfer to power innovation

    20 Oct 2011 Grenoble (France), 19 October – The Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA) were the final signatories of a Memorandum of Understanding within the European TTO Circle, a net ...

    10 November 2011

  20. JRC signs agreement for closer cooperation with Brazilian Ministry of Science

    04 Oct 2011 The JRC and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) of Brazil have signed a Letter of Intent for closer cooperation. The signature took place on the occasion of the 5 th EU-Brazil Summit covering global, regional and bilatera ...

    04 October 2011

  21. Research and Innovation: new modelling results link natural resources and armed conflicts

    28 Sep 2011 The EU Joint Research Centre (JRC) has developed a statistical modelling tool which allows the risk of conflict occurrence in developing countries to be analysed. Combining online news reports with geographical satellite data, the tool establi ...

    28 September 2011

  22. Smart grids: new study highlights key challenges and trends in the EU

    07 Jul 2011 Intelligent electricity networks – smart grids – are a key component in the EU energy strategy, but substantial investments are needed to make them a reality. A new study from the European Commission’s in-house science service, the Joint Resea ...

    07 July 2011

  23. Towards harmonised environmental information in Europe: have your say on standards that will affect everybody's life

    29 Jun 2011 Arranging a cross border emergency rescue, preventing major environmental damage or comparing energy consumption of buildings in different countries will soon be faster and easier thanks to improved data sharing in the EU. With INSPIRE – Infra ...

    29 June 2011

  24. What fish is on your plate? Commission scientists publish report on how new technologies can tackle fishing fraud

    27 May 2011 Low-cost catfish fillets sold as expensive sole fillets or cod caught in the North Sea but declared as originating from the Baltic Sea are both examples of types of fraud in the fisheries sector. A European Commission report published today sh ...

    27 May 2011

  25. GreenLight, GreenBuilding and Motor Challenge EU awards: 25 energy efficient winners in 14 countries

    12 Apr 2011 There are 25 winners from 14 countries across the three categories featured in this year's edition of the energy efficiency awards managed by the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's in-house science arm. These award sche ...

    12 April 2011