Index rank 31

Balance Score


Energy Sustainability Index Rankings and Balance Score

 2011  2012  2013  Trend Score
Energy Performance  29  23  31   
Energy Security  49  39  46  B
Energy Equity  41  41  42  B
Environmental Sustainability  45  44  44  B
Contextual Performance  51  44  41   
Political Strength  34  33  32   
Societal Strength  40  43  43   
Economic Strength  82  73  68   
Overall Rank  34  28  31  BBB
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Fossil Fuel Reserves

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Key Metrics

Industrial sector (% of GDP) 27.2
TPEP / TPEC  (net energy importer) 0.39
Emission intensity (kg CO2 per USD) 0.28
Energy affordability (USD per kWh) 0.21
GDP / capita (PPP, USD); GDP Group 19,571 (II)
Energy intensity (million BTU per USD) 0.15
CO2 emissions (metric tons CO2 per capita) 4.75
Population Access to Electricity (%) 100.0
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Index Commentary

Hungary slips three places this year to finish 31st in the Index. Although Hungary is not included in the ‘Pack Leaders’ country group, it is an excellent example of a country that has managed to balance the three competing sides of the energy trilemma, with equally good scores on all dimensions. Energy security slips a little this year with the slowing decline of the energy consumption growth rate. With regards to energy equity, the cost of energy for Hungarian citizens increases slightly, but this dimension remains Hungary’s strongest. Performance on indicators of environmental sustainability remains flat. Contextual performance also stays mostly unchanged, but the most notable differences are slight improvements in education and macroeconomic stability.