Albania holds penultimate position in Europe for energy security: Energy Index
World Energy Council has recently published a report entitled World Energy Trilemma Index 2017.
This index aims to measure the energy sustainability of a country based on three main pillars: energy security, equality and environmental sustainability.
In this year’s ranking, Albania holds the 76th position in the world among the 125 countries surveyed, losing 4 positions in comparison with the previous year.
In the previous year’s report, Albania ranked 72nd in the world, among the 130 countries surveyed, and in 2014 it ranked 71st.
In Europe, worse than Albania is only Moldova, ranked 94th, while the other countries in the region hold very good positions.
Albania is rated with CCA, where each letter refers to one of the three main pillars.
This means that the country records the best performance in terms of environmental sustainability, while the other two pillars, energy security and energy equality, Albania lags behind.
In that of sustainability, our country is the 20th in the world, while in the security sector it is ranked 90th in the world and 89th in that of equality.
In the report of the previous year, in both of these latter indicators, Albania held the 81st and 85th place, respectively.
Over the past few months, a range of international institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and Moody’s have emphasized the weakness of our country in this sector, being dependent almost at 100% on hydropower resources, that is on weather conditions.
The prolonged drought of the summer months, as well as the recent floods in almost all of the territory, highlighted once again the fact that energy security is an issue that needs to be addressed as soon as possible.
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