Germany ranks fourth in energy transformation index
Nov 28, 2013 - German solar energy research institute Fraunhofer ISE put Germany on the fourth place behind Sweden, Brazil and Italy in its Energy Transformation Index (ETI) ranking.
The new index will be published annually in collaboration with the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), Fraunhofer ISE said. ETI measures the progress in the energy transition of 17 countries, taking into account the share of renewable power in the energy mix as well as the efficient use of power. The energy efficiency is calculated on the basis of the ratio between the gross domestic product (GDP) and the energy consumption.
Germany shares the fourth spot with Britain and Japan with 30 ETI points. Sweden is No 1 with 40 points, followed by Brazil with 39 points. Italy ranks third with 34 points.
In terms of expansion since 1990, Germany comes in first, followed by Britain.
USA, China and South Korea were placed at the bottom with 18, 11 and 10 ETI points, respectively.