Germany and Italy placed first in US energy efficiency ranking
In an international ranking compiled by the US non-profit organisation ACEEE, Germany and Italy came first for being the most energy efficient countries among the world’s 25 largest energy consumers. While “no country came close to a perfect score” of 100 points, Germany and Italy tied with 75.5 points each, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) said in a press release. The average score was 51 points. Germany scored particularly well in the ‘national efforts’ category, which covers cross-cutting targets and programmes. However, the researchers said that “all the countries we evaluated have clear opportunities to save more energy,” and will have to do so if the Paris Climate Agreement is to be honoured.
Find the report in English here.
For background, read the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and efficiency.