Thailand

Index rank 89

Balance Score

CCD

Energy Sustainability Index Rankings and Balance Score

 2011  2012  2013  Trend Score
Energy Performance  98  101  107   
Energy Security  79  82  91  C
Energy Equity  81  85  88  C
Environmental Sustainability  103  103  101  D
         
Contextual Performance  45  48  46   
Political Strength  74  80  75   
Societal Strength  63  70  70   
Economic Strength  10  4  2   
         
Overall Rank  84  89  89  CCD
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Fossil Fuel Reserves

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Key Metrics

Industrial sector (% of GDP) 39.0
TPEP / TPEC  (net energy importer) 0.54
Emission intensity (kg CO2 per USD) 0.44
Energy affordability (USD per kWh) 0.09
GDP / capita (PPP, USD); GDP Group 9,390 (III)
Energy intensity (million BTU per USD) 0.23
CO2 emissions (metric tons CO2 per capita) 3.38
Population Access to Electricity (%) 99.7
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Index Commentary

Thailand’s overall ranking in this year’s Index remains the same. While performance on all three dimensions is fairly low, Thailand has to date balanced performance on all three sides of the energy trilemma, and has the potential to expand on this well-rounded foundation as its economy continues its rapid pace of growth. Thailand’s energy security ranking slips the most, as the rate of energy consumption growth increases, strategic oil stocks shrink, and the diversity of the electricity mix that is almost entirely based on fossil fuels declines. Energy equity performance also suffers slightly due to the rising price of energy. Thailand continues to struggle on the environmental sustainability dimension, as both energy and emissions intensities remain high and air and water quality stay low. Contextually, political stability and regulatory quality improve, and economic indicators remain extremely strong, with a stable, growing economy, very low cost of living, and a wide domestic availability of credit.