The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) will issue its 3rd edition of the International Energy Efficiency Scorecard report measuring the energy efficiency of 23 of the world’s largest energy-consuming countries.
In alphabetical order, the 23 countries ranked by ACEEE are Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Together these countries represent 75 percent of all the energy consumed on the planet and over 80 percent of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP).
Eight countries have been added to the 2016 report that were not included in the 2014 version: Indonesia, Netherlands, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, and Turkey. All of the ranked nations will be compared in 35 different categories for energy efficiency.
ACEEE also publishes a widely followed annual scorecard that ranks US states on energy efficiency as well as a city energy efficiency scorecard that ranks US cities and municipalities.
News event speakers will include:
- ACEEE Executive Director Steven Nadel;
- Georg Maue, energy senior advisory, General Issues of Energy Efficiency, German Ministry for Economic Affairs;
- Mauro Mallone, head of Energy Efficiency Division, Directorate General for Electricity Market, Renewables and Energy Efficiency, Nuclear, Italian Ministry of Economic Development;
- Also invited: Representatives of the U.S. government, and Japan; and
- ACEEE Research Analyst Chetana Kallakuri.
Can’t Participate?: A streaming audio replay of the news event will be available on the Web at http://www.aceee.org as of 5 p.m. EDT/10 p.m. GMT on July 20, 2016.