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  1. A note on the impact evaluation of public policies: The counterfactual analysis

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report describing the policy evaluation framework and the different counterfactual analysis evaluation strategies: propensity score matching, regression discontinuity design, differences-in-differences and instrumenta ...

    30 April 2014

  2. Impact analysis of the Joint Research Centre and its direct actions under the EU Research Framework Programmes- Final report

    This report presents an impact analysis of JRC's direct research actions, in line with the Commission's principles to focus on EU added value, impacts and results outlined in the 2010 budget review. The report has been prepared with a Steering G ...

    30 April 2014

  3. Methodological Considerations on Regional Sustainability Assessment based on Multicriteria and Sensitivity Analysis

    This paper proposes the use of a non-compensatory multicriteria approach combined with sensitivity analysis for constructing composite indicators of sustainability. An illustrative example on Spanish and selected Mediterranean regions is used. The sensiti ...

    30 April 2014

  4. Indicators for Lisbon post-2010- business as usual?

    This paper looks at the ongoing debate within the European Commission on the EU 2020 strategy and in particular to the potential role of statistics-based knowledge in the strategy, and takes partly inspiration from a reflection on the Lisbon strategy for ...

    30 April 2014

  5. Indicators for European Union Policies. Business as usual?

    This paper looks at the role of statistics-based knowledge in the making of EU policy. We highlight shortcomings in the use of statistical indicators made in the course of the Lisbon strategy, ended in 2010. In our opinion the shortcomings are:- The parad ...

    30 April 2014

  6. Estimate of GHG Emissions from Global Land Use Change Scenarios

    This study followed the methodology developed by the JRC (2010) for estimating changes in greenhouse gas emissions from global land use changes due to increased biofuels demand, and applied it to the output of global modelling calculations run by the Inte ...

    30 April 2014

  7. Bioenergy production and use in Italy: Recent developments, perspectives and potential

    The renewable energy policies in the European Union have already leaded to a significant progress; the energy mix should furthermore change until 2020. Italy is planning to meet the 2020 targets on renewable energies also thanks to a relevant paradigm shi ...

    30 April 2014

  8. Renewable Energy Development in EU 27 (2009-2010)

    The present report is an analysis of the state of the art in the development of renewable energy by each technology and Member State for years 2009 and 2010. The report presents a comparative analysis with expected achievements and indicative interim traj ...

    30 April 2014

  9. Renewable Energy Progress in EU 27 (2005-2020)

    The report present the combined analysis of EU 27 National Renewable Energy Action Plans and Progress Reports to identify the 2005-2010 and 2010-2020 trends of the renewable energy development in three main sectors: Electricity, Heating/Cooling and Transp ...

    30 April 2014

  10. PV Status Report 2013

    Photovoltaics is a solar power technology to generate Electricity using semiconductor devices, known as solar cells. A number of solar cells form a solar "Module" or "Panel", which can then be combined to solar systems, ranging from a ...

    30 April 2014

  11. The leading role of the public sector in energy end-use efficiency in the EU: Where do we stand?

    The leading role of the public sector is a key element of EU end-use energy efficiency policy. Several Community level regulatory instruments, including the Energy Services Directive (ESD), the recast Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and t ...

    30 April 2014

  12. The role of NEEAPs, measurement methods and national targets to achieve the EU 2020 energy saving goal

    In the discussions of the 20% energy saving target for 2020, and in particular in the discussion of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), the issue of a binding energy saving targets for Member States was extensively debated. In the EED there is an EU ta ...

    30 April 2014

  13. ESCOs for residential buildings: market situation in the European Union and policy recommendations

    Despite the large economic energy saving potential, in the EU the energy service companies (ESCOs) market for residential buildings is much less developed than in other demand sectors (e.g. the industry or public/service sectors). Given the existing situa ...

    30 April 2014

  14. Critical Metals in the Path towards the Decarbonisation of the EU Energy Sector: Assessing Rare Metals- as Supply-Chain Bottlenecks in Low-Carbon Energy Technologies

    In order to tackle climate change, to increase energy supply security and to foster the sustainability and competitiveness of the European economy, the EU has made the transition to a low-carbon economy a central policy priority. This report builds on the ...

    30 April 2014

  15. Snapshots of renewable energy developments in the European Union. Status in 2010 and progress in comparison with National Renewable Energy Action Plans.

    This report presents a snapshot of the use of renewable energy in the European Union in 2010, the progress and the deviations from the targets set in the National Renewable Energy Action Plans. The report describe the developments in the overall contribut ...

    30 April 2014

  16. IEA Hydrogen Implementing Agreement 2004 Annual Report- Member Report: European Commission

    This article summarises selectively the activities of the European Commission as an input to the annual report of the Hydrogen Implementing Agreement (HIA) of the International Energy Agency. DG JRC and specifically the Institute for Energy in Petten repr ...

    30 April 2014

  17. La componente ambiental en la PAC

    JRC article describing the evolution of the agri-environmental policy in the European Union. In this chapter is described the evolution of the agri-environmental policy in the European Union. In particular the main measures applied in each member state ar ...

    30 April 2014

  18. FLA anticipate Sustainable Development Challenges for Better Policy Support

    JRC article exploring current and forthcoming sustainable development challenges. This chapter explores current and forthcoming sustainable development challenges. By comparing the EU Sustainable Development Strategy (European Council, 2006), its related ...

    30 April 2014

  19. Evaluation of the status of natural resources in the updated Reference Configuration 2014 of the LUISA modelling platform- Methodological framework and preliminary considerations

    The impacts of current and planned policy initiatives can be simulated by using modelling tools and indicators, which help determine the effectiveness of policies in attaining targets. The Land Use-based Integrated Sustainability Assessment (LUISA) modell ...

    16 April 2015

  20. Environmental Footprint and Material Efficiency Support for Product Policy- Report on benefits and impacts/costs of options for different potential material efficiency requirements for Dishwashers

    The present report has been developed to support the European Commission in the integration in the European product policies of measures for the improvement of resource efficiency of products. In particular, the report analyses potential requirements for ...

    28 April 2015

  21. Evaluation of the land demands for the production of food, feed and energy in the updated Reference Configuration 2014 of the LUISA modelling platform. Methodological framework and preliminary considerations.

    The main purpose of this document is twofold. On the one hand, the land demands, methods and preliminary findings, especially in terms of forest and agricultural land, for the production of food, feed and energy are fully described. The modelling exercise ...

    13 May 2015

  22. Accelerating Policy Making 2.0: Innovation Directions and Research Perspectives as distilled from Four Standout Cases

    People are lately re-considering the advantages of becoming once again an active part of the society, as they everyday discover new ways of connecting with each other towards common goals. This increasing change of attitude calls for new tools and methods ...

    19 May 2015

  23. Histera seminar- What can history teach us about the prospects of a European Research Area?

    03 Oct 2013 The JRC and the University of Bergen (NO) will give a joint seminar on the important lessons history, philosophy and sociology of science can teach us for research policy. Current European research policies make a number of assumptions about t ...

    30 April 2014

  24. Impacts of the EU Cohesion Policy on land use

    19 Feb 2014 In support to the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO), the JRC investigated the potential future territorial and environmental impacts of the Cohesion Policy 2014-2020. For this study a sample of ...

    20 February 2014

  25. iMAP – integrated Modelling Platform for Agro-economic Commodity and Policy Analysis

    iMAP iMAP is a policy support-oriented platform that disposes of a number of partial equilibrium (AGLINK-COSIMO, CAPRI, AGMEMOD) and computable general equilibrium (MAGNET, GLOBE, RegEU27) models. Operational since 2006, iMAP (summary report) is hosted by ...

    30 April 2014