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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. 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. 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

  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. 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

  6. 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

  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. Energy- Transparency Centre of Knowledge (E-TRACK)

    The 'Energy- Transparency Centre of Knowledge' (E-TRACK) is a joint initiative agreed between the Directorate General for Energy (DG ENER) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission for the promotion of public participation i ...

    05 May 2015

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Consistent Post-Test Calculations for LOCA Scenarios in LOBI Integral Facility

    Article presenting an example of a procedure implementing changes in a common nodalisation valid for simulating tests occurring in a specific integral test facility (ITF), which are a tool used for the validation of best estimate thermalhydraulic system c ...

    30 April 2014

  13. Progress in Chalcopyrite Compound Semiconductor Research for Photovoltaic Applications and Transfer of Results into Actual Solar Cell Production

    Article describing the developments of the photovoltaic applications, in particular that of the Chalcopyrite Compound Semiconductor.   Since a number of years photovoltaics continues to be one of the fastest-growing industries with growth rates well beyon ...

    30 April 2014

  14. 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

  15. Depletion analysis of the HELIOS experiment using the MCB code

    Article presenting an advanced depletion analysis of the HELIOS experiment by means of the Monte Carlo continuous energy burn-up code (MCB). The focus of our studies is to present an advanced depletion analysis of the HELIOS experiment by means of the Mon ...

    30 April 2014

  16. ENIQ TGR Technical Document- Influence of Sample Size and Other Factors on Hit/Miss Probability of Detection Curves (ENIQ report N. 47)

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report detailing information on the influence of sample size and other factors on hit/miss probability of detection curves. The purposes of this document, aimed mostly at NDT engineers and practitioners, are threefold ...

    30 April 2014

  17. 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

  18. Finance Mechanisms and Incentives for Photovoltaic Technologies in Developing Countries

    JRC article reviewing the existing support mechanisms and incentives for off-grid photovoltaic (PV) deployment in developing countries, particularly combining market, energy use, and socio-economic elements. Access to modern energy is a social and economi ...

    30 April 2014

  19. Overview of the Global PV Industry

    Article providing an overview of the global photovoltaic industry. Since more than 10 years photovoltaics is one of the fastest growing industries with growth rates well beyond 40% per annum. This growth is driven not only by the progress in materials and ...

    30 April 2014

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. ENIQ TGR Discussion Document- Risk-Informed In-Service Inspection: An Overview for the Non-Specialist (ENIQ report No 46)

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report providing an overview of the European Framework Document for Risk-Informed In-Service Inspection (RI-ISI) (ENIQ report 23) and how the process of RI-ISI is commonly applied within Europe and elsewhere. The Euro ...

    30 April 2014

  24. 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

  25. 3.4. Research and Development of Thorium in Nuclear Fuel-European Commission

    Article presenting results of neutronic assessments of the use of thorium fuel in current commercial PWR without modification of core and assembly characteristics performed within an INPRO thorium fuel cycles (ThFC) study. Thorium fuel cycles (ThFCs) have ...

    30 April 2014