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Energy & transport: Cross-cutting issues

This research topic covers areas such as

  • assessment of and tools for national energy strategies in view of EU climate targets
  • global energy security of supply; energy and carbon diplomacy
  • social robustness and implications of current and future energy systems, energy vulnerability, affordability, energy access and energy poverty
  • future, long term forecasts for energy production and needs including urban and territorial planning
  • affordability, energy access and energy poverty
  • Covenant of Mayors and of regions
  • development and validation of harmonised, cost-effective, fit-for-purpose performance and safety standards for energy and transport technologies and systems
  • analysis of R&I projects and results for shaping Energy Union policies

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5 digital solutions for a greener Europe

The science is clear: we must act now to avoid the worst impacts of climate change and biodiversity collapse. EU science and digital solutions can help to make the big changes.

  • News article

Empowering vulnerable consumers in the energy transition

A new JRC paper examines ways to empower the energy vulnerable consumers, looking at exemplary practices from around Europe. Promising initiatives include energy advisors, trusted intermediaries, locally embedded innovative business models, trainings of energy actors, energy ombudsmen, energy cafés.

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  • Ispra, Italy

Scientific tools

Energy efficiency in fisheries

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Laboratories and facilities

Activities on this topic

Biofuels and bioenergy

The JRC aims to provide independent scientific advice related to the production and use of biofuels.The JRC’s scientific activities on bioenergy and...

Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency research at the JRC focuses on technology deployment and market uptake, and encompasses a broad range of activities which includes...

Energy sector economic analysis

The JRC's research in the area of Energy sector economic analysis supports the EU's Sustainable Development Strategy, and includes impact analysis...

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...