Russia

Index rank 54

Balance Score

ABD

Energy Sustainability Index Rankings and Balance Score

 2011  2012  2013  Trend Score
Energy Performance  53  48  46   
Energy Security  1  1  2  A
Energy Equity  65  57  61  B
Environmental Sustainability  102  102  99  D
         
Contextual Performance  86  86  80   
Political Strength  101  102  97   
Societal Strength  81  92  92   
Economic Strength  83  61  47   
         
Overall Rank  60  58  54  ABD
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Fossil Fuel Reserves

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Key Metrics

Industrial sector (% of GDP) 36.0
TPEP / TPEC  (net energy exporter) 1.82
Emission intensity (kg CO2 per USD) 0.75
Energy affordability (USD per kWh) n.a.
GDP / capita (PPP, USD); GDP Group 16,768 (II)
Energy intensity (million BTU per USD) 0.34
CO2 emissions (metric tons CO2 per capita) 11.13
Population Access to Electricity (%) 100.0
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Index Commentary

Russia improves its overall Index ranking by four places. One of the ‘Highly-industrialised’ countries, Russia’s balance of the energy trilemma consists of an exceptional level of energy security, an average performance on energy equity, and a poor environmental sustainability ranking. The increase in the country’s energy consumption outpaces its economic growth by a very small margin this year. Strategic oil stocks and the diversity of the electricity fuel mix both fall slightly, although they remain, respectively, large and quite diverse, resulting in Russia’s energy security rank slipping from first to second in the world. Gasoline prices become more expensive and the perceived quality of electricity services falls, causing Russia’s average energy equity to dip. The environmental sustainability dimension, by far the country’s weakest, sees some improvements as energy and emission intensity drop incrementally, and as CO2 emissions from electricity generation are reduced. Contextually, Russia sees its largest improvement come in its economic strength, with macroeconomic stability and the availability of domestic credit to the private sector both increasing.