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"Valuing Dedicated Storage in Electricity Grids" | 19.06.17

Large-scale electricity storage is making a come-back because it can contribute to the flexibility which is needed by system operators to manage the increasing penetration of variable renewable electricity generation on the...... read more

Breakthroughs in Sustainable Energy Supply and Consumption by 2050 | 14.12.15

A study on breakthroughs in sustainable energy supply and consumption commenced in October 2012 and was led by the Swedish Academy on behalf of EASAC. It aimed to identify promising areas of science, which were currently at...... read more

Shale gas extraction: issues of particular relevance to the European Union | 13.11.14

In this statement, EASAC addresses three specific concerns that are being put forward in the public debate about the exploitation of Europe's shale gas potential: (1) the implications of a high population density throughout...... read more

Management of spent nuclear fuel and its waste | 30.07.14

EASAC Report 23 - Management of spent nuclear fuel and its waste The European Council Directive 2011/70/EURATOM on the "responsible and safe management of spent fuel and radioactive waste" requires EU Member States to...... read more

Response to the Commission's current consultation on the "Future of carbon capture and storage in Europe" (COM(2013) 180 final) | 22.08.13

The European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) is the body established by the national science academies of European countries to provide scientific advice to EU policy makers. In October 2011 it established a working...... read more

EASAC statement on the SET-Plan | 01.08.13

The Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) is an important component of European Union strategies to deliver its ambitious targets for decarbonising energy supply in Europe. This short statement from the European Academies...... read more

Response to the consultation "A 2030 framework for climate and energy policies" | 22.06.13

This response to the consultation on the green paper "A 2030 framework for climate and energy policies" is made by the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC), the body established by the national science...... read more

Carbon Capture and Storage in Europe | 16.05.13

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is an important component of national, European and world-wide strategies to tackle climate change. It reduces greenhouse gas emissions by capturing the CO2 generated by large point sources...... read more

The "smart villages" initiative | 23.01.13

EASAC is collaborating with the Malaysian Commonwealth Studies Centre (MCSC), a charitable body based at Cambridge, UK, on a study of provision of energy in rural communities in developing countries. The integrating concept...... read more

The current status of biofuels in the European Union, their environmental impacts and future prospects | 13.12.12

As part of its strategy to combat global warming by reducing the emission of greenhouse gases, the European Union (EU), in 2009, agreed the Renewable Energy Directive with ambitious targets for the use of renewable energy. These...... read more

EASAC statement on the need for more emphasis on systems approaches to inform EU policy making | 10.12.12

In modern society most of our energy is delivered through energy systems that are complex, geographically diverse and have interactions with other (sub)systems, for example the increasing interdependence of electricity, gas...... read more

Science for Environment Policy publishes article on EASAC's report on Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) | 26.04.12

Science for Environment Policy, the European Commission's environmental news service for policy makers has published an article on EASAC's report "Concentrating Solar Power (CSP)" in its March 2012 issue. In this...... read more

Concentrating solar power: its potential contribution to a sustainable energy future | 07.11.11

Concentrating solar power (CSP) sits alongside photovoltaic electricity generation as a commercially available renewable energy technology capable of harnessing the immense solar resource in Southern Europe, the Middle East and...... read more

Transforming Europes Electricity Supply - full report | 11.06.09

Abstract: European energy policy seeks to achieve a substantially increased contribution from renewable sources of electricity, and the creation of a pan-European competitive electricity market. The existing infrastructure of...... read more

Transforming Europes Electricity Supply - summary | 11.06.09

Abstract: What planning processes are required for a European grid to ensure that investments in capacity to transmit electrical energy are made in the right places? How should a European grid be operated to ensure that the...... read more

The use of EU structural funds in science and technology | 14.02.08

Abstract: EASAC issued a statement reiterating the role of science and technology in developing the economies of the EU and that the Barcelona targets had been formal recognition of this.   To achieve these targets...... read more

Study on the EU oil shale industry | 23.08.07

Abstract: EASAC prepared a study for the European Parliament on the EU oil shale industry - in light of the Estonian experience. Download... read more

EU gas markets workshop | 10.10.06

Abstract: In October 2006 EASAC organised a workshop in the European Parliament at the request of the Indistry, Research and Energy Committee.  The workshop discussed aspects of the EU gas markets. Download... read more

Price-setting in the EU electricity markets | 20.04.06

Abstract: In February 2006 EASAC produced a study of price-setting in the EU electricity markets on behalf of the European Parliament.  The study compares the charateristics of the markets and their...... read more

Bureaucracy in the 6th Framework Programme | 22.02.06

Abstract: On 22 February 2006 the European Parliament held a workshop to examine the effect that the bureaucracy involved in applying for funding via Framework Programme 6. EASAC selected the speakers at the event and wrote up...... read more

Towards 3%: attainment of the Barcelona target | 06.04.04

Abstract: EASAC published on 6 April 2004 a report of a workshop organised in the European Parliament at the request of the EP Industry Committee. The workshop was centred round EASAC case studies of the growth in R&D...... read more

Clean Coal Report Review | 28.02.04

Abstract: This review has been prepared under the terms of a contract between EASAC and STOA, which provides for EASAC to undertake peer review of the scientific aspects of reports commissioned by STOA from external...... read more

Review of MVV report on alternative automative fuel report | 31.01.04

Abstract: This review has been prepared under the terms of a contract between EASAC and STOA, which provides for EASAC to undertake peer review of the scientific aspects of reports commissioned by STOA from external...... read more