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Balance Score


Energy Sustainability Index Rankings and Balance Score

 2011  2012  2013  Trend Score
Energy Performance  62  62  42   
Energy Security  97  88  54  B
Energy Equity  12  26  18  A
Environmental Sustainability  78  76  81  C
Contextual Performance  47  46  48   
Political Strength  50  50  51   
Societal Strength  43  37  37   
Economic Strength  58  62  64   
Overall Rank  54  55  39  ABC
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Key Metrics

Industrial sector (% of GDP) 16.0
TPEP / TPEC  (net energy importer) 0.29
Emission intensity (kg CO2 per USD) 0.32
Energy affordability (USD per kWh) 0.16
GDP / capita (PPP, USD); GDP Group 25,510 (II)
Energy intensity (million BTU per USD) 0.10
CO2 emissions (metric tons CO2 per capita) 7.18
Population Access to Electricity (%) 100.0
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Index Commentary

With a jump in its energy security ranking, Greece improves its overall Index ranking this year by 16 places. However, Greece continues to struggle balancing the three sides of the energy trilemma, with a very good energy equity ranking leading decent energy equity and weaker environmental sustainability performances. Greece’s energy security ranking surges this year more due to its outperformance of other countries than significant changes in absolute performance. Nevertheless, this year sees improvements in the country’s declining energy consumption growth rate and a much more favourable energy import to export ratio. Energy equity remains very high, with Greece continuing to offer all of its citizens affordable energy and high-quality electricity. Environmental sustainability stays Greece’s weakest dimension, with the main drivers for this lower result being a high level of emissions-intensity and CO2 emissions from electricity generation, that rely very heavily on burning fossil fuels. Contextual performance remains more or less flat, with the exception of macroeconomic stability dropping even further this year.