Bolivia

Index rank 55

Balance Score

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Energy Sustainability Index Rankings and Balance Score

 2011  2012  2013  Trend Score
Energy Performance  44  53  44   
Energy Security  21  21  4  A
Energy Equity  82  80  84  C
Environmental Sustainability  49  65  71  C
         
Contextual Performance  94  83  86   
Political Strength  114  103  100   
Societal Strength  110  99  99   
Economic Strength  54  44  53   
         
Overall Rank  58  60  55  ACC
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Fossil Fuel Reserves

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Key Metrics

Industrial sector (% of GDP) 38.3
TPEP / TPEC  (net energy exporter) 2.75
Emission intensity (kg CO2 per USD) 0.33
Energy affordability (USD per kWh) n.a.
GDP / capita (PPP, USD); GDP Group 4,851 (IV)
Energy intensity (million BTU per USD) 0.17
CO2 emissions (metric tons CO2 per capita) 1.49
Population Access to Electricity (%) 80.2
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Index Commentary

Bolivia moves up five places in the Index and its balance of the three dimensions of the energy trilemma grow even more lopsided this year as its already-strong energy security indicators improve considerably and performances on the comparatively weaker energy equity and environmental sustainability dimensions slide. Energy consumption growth continues to be well-managed, reliance on energy exports remains moderate, and the country’s electricity fuel mix of thermal and hydropower is further diversified. However, increased attention still needs to be paid to the reliability of the electricity transmission and distribution network. Twenty percent of the Bolivian population is without access to electricity, and for those with access, electricity remains expensive. The country’s environmental sustainability is lower this year, with no reductions in energy or emission intensity and a further increase in CO2 emissions from electricity generation. Bolivia’s contextual performance remains relatively weak overall. Performance on indicators of political and societal strength remains stable, while the comparatively stronger indicators of economic strength worsen slightly.