Thursday, August 14, 2014

Energy Efficiency among the World's Largest Economies

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) acts as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors. The group recently released its 2014 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard that includes analysis of 16 of the world’s largest economies that together represent more than 81% of global gross domestic product and 71% of global electricity consumption.
In considering overall energy efficiency, ACEEE used 31 policy and quantifiable performance metrics across four groupings: energy use at the national level as well as the three sectors primarily responsible for energy consumption – buildings, industry, and transportation.
The top rankings went to: 1st – Germany; 2nd – Italy; and 3rd – the European Union. The United States ranked 13th.
The 2014 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard website includes the complete report, executive summary, press release, and additional information.

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