Trinidad and Tobago

Index rank 98

Balance Score


Energy Sustainability Index Rankings and Balance Score

 2011  2012  2013  Trend Score
Energy Performance  82  86  113   
Energy Security  66  74  79  C
Energy Equity  50  49  95  C
Environmental Sustainability  116  116  115  D
Contextual Performance  65  64  53   
Political Strength  52  54  53   
Societal Strength  59  64  64   
Economic Strength  84  72  43   
Overall Rank  78  80  98  CCD
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Key Metrics

Industrial sector (% of GDP) 0.0
TPEP / TPEC  (net energy exporter) 1.98
Emission intensity (kg CO2 per USD) 1.43
Energy affordability (USD per kWh) 0.04
GDP / capita (PPP, USD); GDP Group 19,738 (II)
Energy intensity (million BTU per USD) 0.71
CO2 emissions (metric tons CO2 per capita) 32.32
Population Access to Electricity (%) 99.0
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Index Commentary

Trinidad and Tobago slips 18 places in this year’s Index, due to significant declines in energy equity. Energy security for the oil and petroleum products exporter declines slightly as energy consumption continues to outpace economic growth, and the energy production to consumption ratio suffers. Energy equity falls sharply by 46 places in the global rankings for that dimension because of deterioration in the perceived quality of electricity provided. Regarding the island nation’s environmental footprint, pollution indicators remain flat and average, but greenhouse gas emissions continue to be among the worst in the world. This is not helped by the fact that Trinidad and Tobago’s electricity generation comes entirely from burning fossil fuels. Contextual indicators generally have remained flat or improved this past year, with notable gains made in political stability, quality of education, and especially macroeconomic stability.