Index rank 105

Balance Score


Energy Sustainability Index Rankings and Balance Score

 2011  2012  2013  Trend Score
Energy Performance  117  111  111   
Energy Security  118  112  110  D
Energy Equity  80  79  79  C
Environmental Sustainability  94  95  96  C
Contextual Performance  68  67  79   
Political Strength  78  81  80   
Societal Strength  80  71  71   
Economic Strength  53  52  78   
Overall Rank  104  102  105  CCD
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Key Metrics

Industrial sector (% of GDP) 32.8
TPEP / TPEC  (net energy importer) 0.06
Emission intensity (kg CO2 per USD) 0.32
Energy affordability (USD per kWh) n.a.
GDP / capita (PPP, USD); GDP Group 5,075 (IV)
Energy intensity (million BTU per USD) 0.12
CO2 emissions (metric tons CO2 per capita) 1.43
Population Access to Electricity (%) 98.9
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Index Commentary

Morocco, a member of the ‘Back of the Pack’ country group, falls three places in the overall Index to rank 105, a drop caused largely by a decline in economic strength. Energy security continues to be Morocco’s weakest dimension mainly because of its unfavourable total energy consumption to production ratio (the country only produces 6% of the energy it consumes) and an increasing energy consumption growth rate that is outpacing economic growth. However, this year sees Morocco increase the diversity of its electricity generation portfolio and reduce transmission and distribution losses, improvements that help to lift its energy security ranking. On the energy equity dimension, gasoline remains extremely expensive to Moroccans, although they see an increase in the quality of electricity supply. Mitigating its impact on the environment also remains a challenge for Morocco, as it continues to see high levels of pollution and rising CO2 emissions levels from the generation of electricity. Contextually, indicators of political and societal strength remain constant and on the lower side. Formerly Morocco’s strongest contextual dimension, economic strength falls as macroeconomic stability sees a big decline.