What is the relation between Energy Trilemma Index and Energy Efficiency?

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What is the relation between Energy Trilemma Index and Energy Efficiency?

The World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Index tool is an index that was produced in partnership with Oliver Wyman and ranks countries on their ability to provide sustainable energy through 3 dimensions: Energy security, Energy equity (accessibility and affordability), Environmental sustainability. The ranking measures overall performance in achieving a sustainable mix of policies and the balance score highlights how well a country manages the trade-offs of the Trilemma with “A” being the best. This interactive Index can be used to assess the sustainability of national energy policies in 125 countries.

The Energy Trilemma index quantifies the trilemma and comparatively ranks 125 countries’ energy performance. It provides policymakers and energy leaders with comprehensive regional analyses and country profiles with detailed breakdowns of energy trilemma performance and energy sector data, as well as trends and outlook for the country’s energy sector.

The analysis is based on a carefully curated yet comprehensive set of 35 indicators. This year’s index has been compiled using a revised methodology which allows for an even greater degree of sophistication in assessing a country’s energy sector performance.

An analysis of selected key indicators shows that globally, there seems to be a positive trend underway in all three trilemma dimensions: an increase in access to electricity and clean cooking by 5% to 85% and 74% respectively since 2000 point towards progress made in the energy equity dimension. At the same time, the fact that renewables now make up 9.7% of global total primary energy consumption is a positive signal for both the energy security and environmental sustainability dimensions. However, a predicted rise in energy consumption by up to 46% by 2060 will put a strain on all three trilemma dimensions and emphasizes the importance of timely action to move towards energy sustainability and energy efficiency.

You can check the status of your country to have an overview of the full picture and realize the importance of your contribution to energy efficiency to improve your country index.

The link for 2016 report is below


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Magdy Aly

Energy manager, Energy efficiency consultant Passionate to help others to save Energy and Environment.

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