Index rank 117

Balance Score


Energy Sustainability Index Rankings and Balance Score

 2011  2012  2013  Trend Score
Energy Performance  77  96  101   
Energy Security  41  53  70  C
Energy Equity  72  90  72  C
Environmental Sustainability  111  113  123  D
Contextual Performance  90  123  124   
Political Strength  98  113  126   
Societal Strength  112  117  117   
Economic Strength  60  129  117   
Overall Rank  86  109  117  CCD
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Key Metrics

Industrial sector (% of GDP) 0.0
TPEP / TPEC  (net energy exporter) 5.13
Emission intensity (kg CO2 per USD) 0.98
Energy affordability (USD per kWh) n.a.
GDP / capita (PPP, USD); GDP Group 5,904 (IV)
Energy intensity (million BTU per USD) 0.37
CO2 emissions (metric tons CO2 per capita) 6.03
Population Access to Electricity (%) 100.0
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Index Commentary

Libya drops eight places in the Index as a result of tumultuous change across both the energy and contextual dimensions. The energy trilemma remains unbalanced in Libya, with equally average performances in energy security and energy equity being dragged down by a very poor environmental sustainability ranking. Energy security falls considerably for the oil exporter as energy consumption growth outpaces economic growth and oil stocks decline. Energy equity sees big improvements as gasoline and electricity prices fall and the perceived quality of electricity services increases. Performance on the environmental sustainability dimension remains Libya’s worst by far, and is among the worst in the world. Increased energy and emission intensity and even higher CO2 emissions produced as a result of electricity generation are driven by an electricity generation portfolio that is entirely fossil-fuelled. Performance on contextual indicators is quite varied and different from last year, with some indicators improving and others deteriorating. Indicators of political strength, control of corruption, and rule of law all fall drastically. At the same time, other indicators of societal strength, like health and education, and macroeconomic stability all improve considerably. Libya’s contextual ranking remains essentially the same, near the bottom of the Index.