“Germany, Italy, and Japan Top World Energy Efficiency Rankings”
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has published its 2016 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard. Germany is ranked as the world leader in energy efficiency, followed by Italy, Japan, France and the UK. The US came 8th. The 23 countries in the ranking represent 75 percent of all energy consumed, an ACEEE press release states. The organisation evaluated each country for 35 different energy efficiency indicators in four different categories. Germany scored highest in the categories of national efforts, buildings and industry, but was overtaken by India, Italy and Japan in the transport category.