22 October 2014, Cartagena, Colombia – Colombia will advance 8 places among 129 countries in an upcoming global ranking measuring the performance of countries in energy sustainability, according to the World Energy Council.
The World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Index measures the performance of countries’ energy and climate policies in balancing the triple challenge of the energy trilemma.
The Index is the world’s most comprehensive annual ranking of countries on the sustainability of their energy and climate policies based on the three pillars of the ‘energy trilemma’: energy security, energy equity (affordability/accessibility), and environmental sustainability.
In the 2014 ranking, Colombia will move up 8 places relative to other countries, moving to 16th place globally in terms of the sustainability of its energy system. Last year Colombia ranked 24th and received a score of AAC, with the country performing particularly well in energy security (5th place) and environmental sustainability (4th place). The 2014 ranking will find that Colombia’s new position has been largely due to an improved relative performance in energy equity, from 85th to 63rd place, with the country maintaining its position in energy security and environmental sustainability.
Announcing Colombia’s position at the Energy Trilemma Summit, Joan MacNaughton, Executive Chair of the World Energy Council’s World Energy Trilemma study, said:
Ms MacNaughton made the remarks at the opening of the Energy Trilemma Summit, an event organised by COCME, the WEC Colombian member committee, and taking place today in Cartagena as part of the World Energy Council’s 2014 Executive Assembly.
Tomás González Estrada, Minister of Mines and Energy of Colombia, commented:
The Minister will be holding closed-door talks with more than 20 other ministers and more than 100 international business leaders in the presence of President Santos of Colombia at the World Energy Leaders’ Summit tomorrow (23 October).
The World Energy Council’s announcement comes ahead of the formal launch of the Energy Trilemma Index on 24 November in Washington DC, USA. The full profile on Colombia and the ranking of other countries will be available at the global launch.
Colombia’s profile from the 2013 ranking can be viewed on: http://www.worldenergy.org/data/sustainability-index/