JRC Petten 50 Years: 1962-2012
|Author||JRC, European Union|
|Classification||1.01.8.51/30 (PETTEN RESEARCH LOCATION - HFR)|
From the publication:
JRC Petten 50 Years: 1962-2012 Foreword This publication presents the history of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) site in Petten, North Holland, coinciding with its 50th anniversary. It follows the evolution of one of the most important research areas of the European Commission’s in-house science service: energy, which has become a central part of the EU policy response to the current global challenges. Energy is inter-linked to the citizen, the environment, industry and the economy, just to name a few. Through these pages you will be able to see how the different energy-related topics have evolved over the last half century and how the JRC has faced them and supported European policy makers in their decisions and ultimately, European citizens. The JRC is the only service in the European Commission performing research itself, thus underpinning European policies with the necessary scientifi c evidence. The JRC acts as a reference centre for science and technology and serves the common interest of the Member States, while being independent of specifi c private or national interests. As you will see in the following pages, the scope of this JRC Institute has continually changed over the years in order to best serve the European Commission and EU citizens. The focus moved from a purely nuclear perspective, led by the Euratom treaty and the belief of our predecessors that nuclear energy could play a key role in Europe’s energy market, through materials research to the Institute’s dual focus today, which encompasses all energy and transport technologies.
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