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  1. Photovoltaics

    Photovoltaic electricity is the renewable energy technology with the largest scope for cost reduction and efficiency gains. It is expected to make a significant contribution to achieving EU's goals for a low carbon energy system. JRC activities inclu ...

    04 February 2015

  2. Renewable energy

    The European Union has set out plans for a new energy strategy based on a more secure, sustainable and low-carbon economy. It has committed itself to achieve at least 27% share of renewables by 2030 with the aim of encouraging private investment in infras ...

    04 February 2015

  3. Energy security, systems and market

    A modern energy infrastructure is crucial for an integrated energy market and to enable the EU to meet its broader climate and energy goals. Europe must modernise and expand its energy network to absorb energy from renewable sources and secure supplies ev ...

    30 April 2014

  4. Energy technology & innovation

    The EU currently depends on – mostly imported – fossil fuels for 80% of its energy needs, which is problematic in relation to climate change as well as security of energy supply. There is thus an urgent need for energy technology innovation with high perf ...

    30 April 2014

  5. Nuclear energy

    In the EU, the decision to use nuclear power or not is the prerogative of the Member States. Fourteen out of twenty-seven EU Member States have nuclear power plants in operation (Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Nether ...

    30 April 2014

  6. Energy efficiency

    Improving the efficiency with which energy is consumed by end-users is a central theme of the European Union's energy policy. Energy efficiency is one of the fastest and most cost effective ways to reduce CO 2 emissions, contribute to energy security ...

    30 April 2014

  7. Energy sector economic analysis

    People’s well-being, industrial competitiveness and the overall functioning of society are dependent on safe, secure, sustainable and affordable energy. The energy sector, covering extraction, production and distribution directly employs in the EU about 1 ...

    04 February 2015

  8. Assessment and modeling of available forest resources in Europe for energy supply

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report presenting the results of the 'Assessment and modeling of available forest resources in Europe for energy supply' project. The project “Assessment and modeling of available forest resources in Europe ...

    30 April 2014

  9. Indication of anisotropic TKE and mass emission in 234U(n,f)

    JRC Contribution to a conference on Indication of anisotropic TKE and mass emission in 234U(n,f). The neutron-induced fission of U-234 has been studied for neutron energies ranging from 200 keV to 5 MeV. Special focus was put around the prominent vibratio ...

    30 April 2014

  10. Decoupling economic growth from carbon dioxide emissions: A decomposition analysis of Italian energy consumption

    Article presenting a decomposition analysis, used to investigate the main factors influencing the CO 2, the CH 4 and the N 2 O emissions of Italian transport activities for the period 1995-2003. A decomposition analysis is used to investigate the main fac ...

    30 April 2014

  11. Shale gas for Europe – main environmental and social considerations

    JRC Technical and Policy Research Report providing an overview of shale gas development in the USA, in order to assess the implications of findings with regard to the prospects for shale gas development in the EU by 2020-2030. The purpose of this study is ...

    30 April 2014

  12. Development of an active 238UF6 gas target

    A JRC contribution to a conference on the development of an active 238UF6 gas target. At the superconducting 130 MeV Darmstadt electron linac S-DALINAC a new source of spin-polarized electrons using a GaAs cathode has been installed, opening the path for ...

    30 April 2014

  13. Fragment properties from fission of actinide nuclei induced by 6-10 MeV bremsstrahlung

    A JRC contribution to a conference presents the results from experiments on fission fragment mass and total kinetic energy distributions from 234,238U along with preliminary data from an on-going investigation of angular distributions from 234U(gamma, f). ...

    30 April 2014

  14. Gamma-ray measurements with LaBr3: Ce detectors- thinking outside the box

    JRC contribution to a conference demonstrating how these detectors may be used to obtain information not only about gamma-rays, but also about neutrons, i.e. thinking "inside” and "outside” the box, respectively. Recently developed cerium-doped ...

    30 April 2014

  15. Interim Evaluation Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community (2007-2013) Direct actions of the Joint Research Centre

    This report presents the interim evaluation of the direct actions by the Joint Research Centre under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Community (EC) for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 to 2013). ...

    30 April 2014

  16. Science at the core of eco-industry- some JRC examples

    JRC's scientific and technical support to policy-making is directly relevant to eco-industries. This industry sector focuses on measuring, preventing, limiting or correcting environmental damage to water, air, soil and ecosystems, and works with rene ...

    30 April 2014

  17. Safe nuclear materials for peaceful purposes only

    Examples of JRC research making the life of Europe's citizens safer and more secure in the area of nuclear safety. (2009) 2009 Leaflets Nuclear safety and security nuclear safety security safeguards energy IET IRMM jrc_leaflet_nuclear_materials_de.pd ...

    30 April 2014

  18. JRC Newsletter May/June 2013

    In this issue: Editorial by Sean Sherlock T.D., Irish Minister for Research & Innovation Cover story: Spotlight on Africa's forgotten life source: first Soil Atlas In the news: €1.8 billion invested in smart grids projects in Europe, EURL ECVAM r ...

    30 April 2014

  19. R&D Investment in the Priority Technologies of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan

    The present report estimates the current R&D investments in selected low-carbon energy technologies in the EU-27 funded by the Member States, through the 6th EU Research and Euratom Framework Programmes and by companies with headquarters registered in ...

    30 April 2014

  20. Impact of High Pressure Hydrogen Atmosphere on the Mechanical Properties of Haynes 282 Superalloy

    Haynes 282 alloy is a newly developed nickel-base superalloy, with properties focussed on high creep strength, thermal stability, good weldability and fabricability, which might qualify it as a substitute for established materials like Hastelloy-X or Rene ...

    30 April 2014

  21. The Small Punch Test for Creep and Fracture Prediction

    The book is focused on using an innovative small- scale testing technique, namely the small-punch method, for lifetime predictions of service components operating at high temperatures for application in several sectors of the power industry, as well as, m ...

    30 April 2014

  22. Requirements for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) at a Nuclear Research Reactor

    An international workshop, funded by the JRC?s Enlargement and Integration Action, took place in Prague in 2005 entitled?Requirements for BNCT at a Nuclear Research Reactor?. The intention of the workshop was to exchange knowledge between the EU BNCT prog ...

    30 April 2014

  23. The compatibility of EU biofuel policies with global sustainability and the WTO

    The EU's Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28) requires that by 2020 biofuels should account for at least 10% of transport fuel consumption. EU legislation sets out sustainability criteria for biofuels to qualify for this target and procedures for ver ...

    30 April 2014

  24. Impacts of the EU Biofuel Target on Agricultural Markets and Land Use- A Comparative Modelling Assessment

    The Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC) requires that 20% of the EU's energy needs should come from renewable sources by 2020, and includes a target for the transport sector of 10% from biofuels. This report analyses and discusses the global impa ...

    30 April 2014

  25. Biofuels: a New Methodology to Estimate GHG Emissions Due to Global Land Use Change- A methodology involving spatial allocation of agricultural land demand, calculation of carbon stocks and estimation of N2O emissions

    This study provides a new methodology developed by the JRC IES and IE for estimating changes in soil carbon stocks and GHG emissions resulting from global land use changes caused by the production of biofuels. The first part of this work describes the met ...

    30 April 2014