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  1. 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

  2. Waste and recycling

    Today more than ever, the European Commission is working hard to preserve our limited resources. In 2004, it launched the Thematic Strategy on Prevention and Recycling of Waste. This long-term strategy aims at helping Europe to become a recycling society ...

    30 April 2014

  3. Sustainable Product Policy

    The JRC supports the implementation of European sustainable product policies such as EU Ecolabel, Green Public Procurement, Eco-design of Energy-Related Products (ErP),and Energy Label. Its main tasks are: providing all technical, economic and environment ...

    30 April 2014

  4. Green and resource-efficient Europe

    Transitioning to a green and resource-efficient economy is seen to be a key step towards a sustainable, reindustrialised Europe. The development of a circular economy that is both socially inclusive and environmentally responsible requires systemic change ...

    30 April 2014

  5. Input-Output economics

    Sustainable production and consumption can only be addressed by giving due consideration to economic, social and environmental variables. Policies and measures oriented to support growth and employment must be compatible with long-term sustainability and ...

    30 May 2015

  6. Economic, environmental and social effects of globalisation

    EU Exports to the world: effects on employment and income  View all data per country on the interactive map The JRC provides scientific policy support to DG Trade by performing Input-Output analysis oriented to quantify the numbers of jobs and value added ...

    23 June 2015

  7. Sustainable production and consumption

    Sustainable development stands for meeting the needs of present generations without jeopardizing the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Social, economic and environmental issues are inseparable and interdependent. The EU has mainstream ...

    30 April 2014

  8. Sustainable production: best available techniques

    Industrial production processes account for a considerable share of the overall pollution in Europe. The EU has a set of common rules for permitting and controlling industrial installations described in the Industrial Emissions Directive 2010/75/EU (IED). ...

    30 April 2014

  9. Best environmental management practice

    Organisations of all sizes and kinds have a large scope for improving their environmental performance. With motivations ranging from eco-efficiency to reputation and concerns about the sustainability of their business, many organisations try to reduce the ...

    11 June 2015

  10. The Photovoltaic Industry

    Article providing an overview of the photovoltaic industry. In 2010, the photovoltaic world market almost doubled in terms of production to 23 to 24 GW. The market for installed systems doubled again and values between 16 and 18 GW were reported by variou ...

    30 April 2014

  11. The Photovoltaic Market

    Article providing an overview of the international photovoltaic market. In 2010, the worldwide photovoltaic market more than doubled, driven by major increases in Europe. For 2010 the market volume of newly installed solar photovoltaic electricity systems ...

    30 April 2014

  12. Comparisons of the European carbon footprint (2000–2006) from three different perspectives within a multi-regional framework

    Article presenting the comparisons of the European carbon footprint from three different perspectives within a multi-regional framework for the period 2000-2006. We would expect the levels of carbon dioxide emissions per unit of production in non-European ...

    30 April 2014

  13. International Reference Life Cycle Data System (ILCD) Data Network- Management of UUID and version number of data sets

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report providing the technical provisions for assigning and managing Universally Unique Identifiers (UUID) and version numbers of International Reference Life Cycle Data System (ILCD)-formatted data sets, as well as s ...

    30 April 2014

  14. 1.39 – Standards in Photovoltaic Technology

    Article containing a review of International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards relevant to photovoltaic (PV) technology. Standards relevant to performance and calibration, reliability, energy rating and concentrating terrestrial PV are included. ...

    30 April 2014

  15. Tourism Life Cycle Assessment (LCA): Proposal of a New Methodological Framework for Sustainable Consumption and Production

    Article detailing the proposal of a new methodological framework for sustainable production and consumption with regards to tourism Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). Tourism has become an important part of modern life styles, besides being one of the largest a ...

    30 April 2014

  16. The emerging energy web

    Article describing the multidisciplinary challenges of managing our increasingly interconnected world with a coherent set of solutions. There is a general need of elaborating energy-effective solutions for managing our increasingly dense interconnected wo ...

    30 April 2014

  17. Technical report- Task 7: Europe-centric Light Duty Test Cycle and Differences with Respect to the WLTP Cycle

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report verifying the representativeness of the 'Unified' database and the resulting worldwide harmonised light duty test cycle (WLTC) with respect to the European driving behaviour, including a comparison be ...

    30 April 2014

  18. 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

  19. E-mobility and smart grids at the JRC

    E-mobility–clean and environmentally friendly transport using electric vehicles–is based on an innovative, climate friendly technology with big growth potential. (July 2013) 2013 Brochures Energy and transport electromobility transport low-carbon energy e ...

    30 April 2014

  20. Solar Energy: Capturing the benefits of photovoltaics

    Photovoltaic (PV) modules convert photons from the sun’s rays into electricity, which can either be stored or fed into the electricity grid. It is a very promising technological option to shift towards a decarbonised energy supply. With its European Solar ...

    30 September 2014

  21. 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

  22. JRC report on Biofuels

    JRC report on the topic of biofuels. (March 2008) 2008 Brochures Energy and transport energy efficiency bioenergy transport low-carbon renewable IET jrc_biofuels_report.pdf ...

    30 April 2014

  23. 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

  24. JRC Newsletter March/April 2013

    In this issue: Editorial by Amalia Sartori, MEP and chairwoman of the Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Committee. Cover story: Measuring global pollution and resource use footprint In the news: Bioeconomy observatory to map progress towards a post-pet ...

    30 April 2014

  25. Developing alternative energy sources: going solar

    Examples of JRC research making the life of Europe's citizens safer and more secure in the area of solar energy. (2009) 2009 Energy and transport Environment and climate change solar renewable energy efficiency climate IES IET jrc_leaflet_solar_energ ...

    30 April 2014