Albania

Index rank 60

Balance Score

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Energy Sustainability Index Rankings and Balance Score

 2011  2012  2013  Trend Score
Energy Performance  54  34  49   
Energy Security  82  63  87  C
Energy Equity  84  71  76  C
Environmental Sustainability  3  3  3  A
         
Contextual Performance  81  85  84   
Political Strength  71  71  68   
Societal Strength  71  74  74   
Economic Strength  107  105  106   
         
Overall Rank  59  47  60  ACC
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Fossil Fuel Reserves

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Key Metrics

Industrial sector (% of GDP) 19.1
TPEP / TPEC  (net energy importer) 0.79
Emission intensity (kg CO2 per USD) 0.15
Energy affordability (USD per kWh) n.a.
GDP / capita (PPP, USD); GDP Group 7,848 (III)
Energy intensity (million BTU per USD) 0.08
CO2 emissions (metric tons CO2 per capita) 1.21
Population Access to Electricity (%) 100.0
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Index Commentary

Albania drops 13 places in this year’s Index. The country exhibits outstanding performance on the environmental sustainability dimension, offset by weaker results on the other two dimensions of the energy trilemma. In terms of energy security, Albania increases its oil stocks and reduces its transmission and generation losses, the latter indicating an improvement in the quality of its power infrastructure. However, the rate of growth of the country’s energy consumption continues to outpace its economic growth, leading to a significant drop in ranking on this dimension – a drop that greatly impacts Albania’s overall Index position. There is a slight drop in energy equity due to increased gasoline prices and household expenditures on electricity, while an electricity generation portfolio that employs only hydropower enables the country to remain among the top three nations in the world with the lowest environmental impact. Contextual indicators remain stable, albeit low overall – particularly indicators of economic strength.