- No country is a world leader in providing secure, affordable, and environmentally-sound energy
- The top 10 performing countries in the WEC/OW energy sustainability index are Sweden, Switzerland, Canada, Norway, Finland, New Zealand, Denmark, Japan, France and Austria, respectively. However, even top performers face challenges
- Encouraging environmentally-sound energy remains a universal problem
- Providing high-quality and affordable energy access remains a significant challenge for developing and emerging economies
- Countries at various stages of development struggle with energy security
- The United States ranks 12 th in terms of energy sustainability. It has the most affordable energy in the world, but its energy is less environmentally-sound than many other nations’.
- The United Kingdom ranks 15 th in terms of energy sustainability. Its ranking has improved significantly due to recent efforts to diversify its energy mix.
- Germany ranks 11 th in terms of energy sustainability, but it is only slightly above average in terms of environmentally-sound energy.
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