Switzerland tops world energy sustainability rankings

Switzerland has topped a global sustainability ranking released by the World Energy Council and management consultancy Oliver Wyman yesterday. The index used data from the WEC’s 92 member countries to […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Switzerland has topped a global sustainability ranking released by the World Energy Council and management consultancy Oliver Wyman yesterday. The index used data from the WEC’s 92 member countries to sort countries by how sustainable their energy use is.

Hot on the heels of the neutral nation was Sweden, followed by EU-heavyweights France and Germany. Languishing at the bottom of the table were Mongolia, Libya and Trinidad and Tobago.

The UN-accredited energy body, which represents 3,000 organisations across the world, said the results showed how important it was for governments to be aware of the “energy trilemma”: the need to balance sustainability with energy security and affordability.