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Balance Score


Energy Sustainability Index Rankings and Balance Score

 2011  2012  2013  Trend Score
Energy Performance  72  75  73   
Energy Security  99  100  102  D
Energy Equity  24  30  29  B
Environmental Sustainability  86  83  83  C
Contextual Performance  50  41  45   
Political Strength  57  52  50   
Societal Strength  34  31  31   
Economic Strength  63  56  66   
Overall Rank  62  63  67  BCD
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Key Metrics

Industrial sector (% of GDP) 31.4
TPEP / TPEC  (net energy importer) 0.06
Emission intensity (kg CO2 per USD) 0.31
Energy affordability (USD per kWh) 0.15
GDP / capita (PPP, USD); GDP Group 31,466 (II)
Energy intensity (million BTU per USD) 0.11
CO2 emissions (metric tons CO2 per capita) 8.30
Population Access to Electricity (%) 100.0
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Index Commentary

While overall energy performance stays roughly the same, Israel drops four spots in this year’s Index, in a large part due to a decline in economic strength. The three sides of Israel’s energy trilemma continue to be unbalanced, with weaker energy security and environmental sustainability performance, and a high degree of energy equity. Energy security continues to be Israel’s weakest dimension due to the small country’s heavy reliance on energy imports (it produces only 6% of the total energy it consumes), low oil reserves, and a homogenous electricity fuel mix that uses only conventional thermal energy. Energy equity remains Israel’s strongest energy dimension, despite a slight increase in household expenditures on electricity. Environmental sustainability performance remains fairly stable, with low, but slightly improving, results for air and water quality, emission intensity, and CO2 emissions from electricity generation. Contextually, Israel has a high degree of societal strength, decent political strength that is marred by a low degree of political stability, and an economy with a high cost of living and declining macroeconomic stability.