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Between 2014 and 2015, the total EU photovoltaic production increased by around 8.7% Between 2014 and 2015, the total EU photovoltaic production increased by around 8.7%
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Jul 19 2017
Photovoltaic capacity is steadily expanding with potential for further growth in all EU countries, a JRC report shows
Oct 19 2017
Oct 20 2017
Belgrade
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The JRC-STU has organised a dedicated two-day workshop to introduce participants from Enlargement and Integration (E&I) countries to the tools developed by the JRC in the support of policies to reduce fuel and energy consumption, CO2 and pollutant emissions from road transport.
Publication Year: 
2017
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC105782
Authors: 
CAMMALLERI Carmelo
VOGT Juergen
SALAMON Peter
Fourth EC-JRC aromatic compounds inter-laboratory comparison with automatic analysers
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Publication Year: 
2017
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC106391
Authors: 
PEREZ BALLESTA Pascual
CONNOLLY Richard
BARBIERE Maurizio
LAGLER Friedrich
New and better Euromarker for labelling of gas oil and kerosene
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Jul 18 2017

The JRC proposes a new 'Euromarker' substance to mark gas oil and kerosene for lower tax rate use in support to the Taxation and Customs Union Directorate-General, DG TAXUD.

This work was triggered by technical problems related to the current Euromarker substance applied since 2001 since this substance can be easily removed leading to potential frauds.

Why is the authority of expertise being challenged as never before?

Is it merely a symptom of a wider decline in trust in authority and government or has the proliferation of fake news and ‘filter bubbles’ exacerbated the problem?

Or is it because scientists have failed to communicate and engage with the general public? Or is the reproducibility/replicability crisis in science the underlying source of its loss of authority? Is citizen science the key to greater engagement between science and society?

Research from the cognitive and decision sciences has exposed the complexity of the relationship between facts, values, emotions, perceptions and decisions.

The traditional linear model of human decision-making based on a prior consideration of the facts has shown to be incomplete at best. Motivated reasoning, confirmation bias, the backfire effect, wilful blindness and cognitive dissonance are becoming more widely understood as natural phenomena that have a profound influence on how facts and evidence are used in decision-making and politics.

Prominent political campaigns in 2016 used numbers with minimal or no scientific or economic support to dramatic effect. Further, with the advent of ‘big data’ and social media, the internet increasingly generates ‘alternative’ sources of statistics, which may, over time, erode the traditional role of public statistical offices. How should scientists, statisticians, policy-makers and the mainstream media react?

Definition of input data to assess GHG default emissions from biofuels in EU legislation: Version 1c - July 2017
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Publication Year: 
2017
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC104483
Authors: 
EDWARDS Robert
PADELLA Monica
GIUNTOLI Jacopo
KOEBLE Renate
O' CONNELL Adrian Parker
BULGHERONI Claudia
MARELLI Luisa
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