The index ranks 125 countries on their performance in meeting and balancing the energy trilemma: delivering secure, affordable, and environmentally sustainable energy. Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Germany hold the top five positions in the 2016 rankings. The highest ranked non-European country is New Zealand, which came in ninth in the index. The United States, Canada, and Singapore are the only other non-European countries in the top 25.
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Sources: World Energy Council and Oliver Wyman
Francois Austin is a London-based partner and head of Oliver Wyman’s Energy practice.