Index rank 96

Balance Score


Energy Sustainability Index Rankings and Balance Score

 2011  2012  2013  Trend Score
Energy Performance  105  105  113   
Energy Security  107  108  119  D
Energy Equity  55  62  63  B
Environmental Sustainability  112  110  107  D
Contextual Performance  46  47  49   
Political Strength  62  66  67   
Societal Strength  50  49  49   
Economic Strength  37  37  38   
Overall Rank  89  93  96  BDD
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Key Metrics

Industrial sector (% of GDP) 30.9
TPEP / TPEC  (net energy importer) 0.03
Emission intensity (kg CO2 per USD) 0.58
Energy affordability (USD per kWh) n.a.
GDP / capita (PPP, USD); GDP Group 5,907 (IV)
Energy intensity (million BTU per USD) 0.23
CO2 emissions (metric tons CO2 per capita) 3.00
Population Access to Electricity (%) 99.4
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Index Commentary

Small dips in performance all across the board cause Jordan to drop three places in this year’s Index. One of the ‘Back of the Pack’ countries, Jordan has its weaker performances on the energy security and environmental sustainability dimensions balanced out by a decent energy equity ranking. The country’s low energy security, the weakest of the three dimensions, is driven by a combination of its unfavourable total energy production to consumption and import to export ratios, its homogenous fossil-fuelled electricity fuel mix, and the high proportion of electricity lost in transmission and distribution. This year’s decline in performance comes largely as the result of even greater transmission and distribution losses. Energy equity is Jordan’s is strongest energy dimension, with high gasoline prices, but reasonably affordable electricity. While pollution levels are moderate considering the country is powered by fossil fuels, high energy and emission intensity and large (but shrinking) amounts of CO2 emissions being emitted in electricity generation result in a low environmental sustainability ranking. Contextually, Jordan ranks above-average and performance is mostly flat, with political and macroeconomic stability being the country’s weakest indicators.