- 24 september 2014
Whilst technology development has been a key enabler in the progress of renewables, significant market penetration would have been impossible without appropriate support policies.
The JRC’s renewable energies and energy efficiency projects have a strong policy and market analysis focus, and have an important impact on member states, by providing data on national markets and assessment of national policies. The JRC’s work in this area has a particularly strong focus on new member states, candidate countries and neighbouring countries where there is the greatest potential for energy efficiency improvement, and where there has been less development and support for renewable energies. Particular emphasis is placed on the integration of energy supply and demand and on anticipating new concepts and developments of energy services.