28 Nov '13, 12pm

Sweden tops new energy transformation rankings

Sweden came out top in the inaugural Energy Transformation Index. Source: ©Fraunhofer ISE. Sweden has come top of the new Energy Transformation Index (ETI) developed by the Fraunhofer Institute ISE and the International Solar Energy Society (ISES). The index, which will be published regularly from now on, measures a country's progress in reaching 100% renewable energy while also boosting the energy efficiency of its economy. Sweden came top with a score of 40 while Brazil finished just behind on 39 and Italy on 34. Japan, Britain and Germany all scored 30. "So far there has been no methodical approach with which we could describe the progress of individual countries and regions quantitatively on the way to the energy revolution," said Prof. Dr. Eicke Weber, director of Fraunhofer ISE. The index views 100% renewable energy and an economic output of US$2 of GDP per kWh, doub...

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