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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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Collaboration agreement Batteries

On 29 March 2022, JRC, EGVIAfor2Zero and BEPA signed a Collaboration Agreement aiming at the identification and development of new approaches in the areas of battery technologies, battery testing and sustainability assessment.

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Blending hydrogen into the EU gas system

A new JRC study, Blending hydrogen from electrolysis into the European gas grid, investigates the implications for gas systems of blending hydrogen...

Scientific tools

Energy efficiency in fisheries

With the rising cost of fuel, energy efficiency in fisheries has become a key issue for the sector's profitability, and the European Commission...

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Activities on this topic

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

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

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...