Philippines

Index rank 65

Balance Score

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Energy Sustainability Index Rankings and Balance Score

 2011  2012  2013  Trend Score
Energy Performance  63  64  61   
Energy Security  38  42  39  B
Energy Equity  96  99  93  C
Environmental Sustainability  53  55  54  B
         
Contextual Performance  77  82  75   
Political Strength  91  98  94   
Societal Strength  85  100  100   
Economic Strength  51  45  32   
         
Overall Rank  64  71  65  BBC
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Fossil Fuel Reserves

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Key Metrics

Industrial sector (% of GDP) 31.1
TPEP / TPEC  (net energy importer) 0.40
Emission intensity (kg CO2 per USD) 0.22
Energy affordability (USD per kWh) n.a.
GDP / capita (PPP, USD); GDP Group 4,152 (IV)
Energy intensity (million BTU per USD) 0.12
CO2 emissions (metric tons CO2 per capita) 0.82
Population Access to Electricity (%) 83.3
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Index Commentary

The Philippines moves up the Index ranking up by six places, riding on the strength of small across-the-board improvements on all energy and contextual dimensions. The Philippines’ decent performances on the energy security and environmental sustainability dimensions are offset by its comparatively worse performance in energy equity. Energy security continues to be the Philippines’ strongest energy dimension, as GDP growth continues to outpace the incremental rise in energy consumption. The country also reduces its electricity transmission and distribution losses this year. Energy equity remains low, as energy prices remain expensive and 17% of Filipinos continue to live without access to modern electricity services. Environmental sustainability performance is slightly above-average, helped along by an electricity fuel mix that is over one-quarter hydropower and other renewables. Emission intensity improves slightly this year. Indicators of political and societal strength, while still low, show incremental improvement. The country’s respectable economic strength gets stronger as macroeconomic stability improves and domestic credit becomes more available to the private sector.