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RANKING THE TOP: Countries Most And Least Ready For The Global Energy Transition, 2019

Sweden ranks at the top of the countries reported being the readiest for the global energy transition, according to WEF’s Energy Transition Index (ETI) for 2019. Leading the transition were Sweden, Switzerland, and Norway, heading up a European-heavy list.

With an overall score of 63 percent, the United States comes in at 27th out of 115 countries, while Canada (No. 35), Australia (No. 43), and South Korea (No. 48) are the only advanced economies performing well below the average, due primarily to poor environmental sustainability policies. Unsurprisingly, the top 10 countries in ETI score are all European.

The bottom five countries on the list are Haiti in last with a score of 36 percent, just behind South Africa, Zimbabwe, Venezuela, and Mozambique.

Top 20 countries most ready for the global energy transition, 2019:

1. Sweden
2. Switzerland
3. Norway
4. Finland
5. Denmark
6. Austria
7. United Kingdom
8. France
9. Netherlands
10. Iceland
11. Uruguay
12. Ireland
13. Singapore
14. New Zealand
15. Luxembourg
16. Portugal
17. Germany
18. Japan
19. Lithuania
20. Estonia

Top 20 countries least ready for the global energy transition, 2019

1. Haiti (115th)
2. South Africa
3. Zimbabwe
4. Venezuela
5. Mozambique
6. Kyrgyz Republic
7. Nigeria
8. Mongolia
9. Ukraine
10. Lebanon
11. Benin
12. Bosnia and Herzegovina
13. Cameroon
14. Zambia
15. Iran, Islamic Rep
16. Cambodia
17. Serbia
18. Saudi Arabia
19. Pakistan, Islamic Rep
20. Nicaragua

Full list: Countries Most And Least Ready For The Global Energy Transition, 2019

RankCountryScoreSystem PerformanceTransition Readiness
1Sweden0.750.810.69
2Switzerland0.740.780.71
3Norway0.730.820.65
4Finland0.730.720.74
5Denmark0.720.720.73
6Austria0.710.710.71
7United Kingdom0.70.740.66
8France0.690.770.6
9Netherlands0.690.710.66
10Iceland0.690.750.62
11Uruguay0.670.750.6
12Ireland0.670.710.63
13Singapore0.670.680.65
14New Zealand0.660.730.58
15Luxembourg0.660.640.67
16Portugal0.650.710.59
17Germany0.650.660.64
18Japan0.650.670.63
19Lithuania0.650.720.57
20Estonia0.640.640.64
21Costa Rica0.640.750.54
22Belgium0.640.670.61
23Latvia640.690.58
24Slovenia0.640.690.58
25Spain0.640.710.56
26Chile0.630.670.59
27United States0.630.660.59
28Malta0.620.70.54
29Italy0.620.70.54
30Israel0.620.670.56
31Malaysia0.610.680.55
32Georgia0.610.640.58
33Slovak Republic0.610.680.54
34Colombia0.610.710.51
35Canada0.610.660.56
36Panama0.60.690.51
37Mexico0.60.690.5
38Albania0.60.670.52
39Brunei Darussalam0.590.670.52
40Romania0.590.680.5
41Hungary0.590.660.52
42Croatia0.590.660.52
43Australia0.590.640.54
44Peru0.590.680.49
45Cyprus0.590.660.51
46Brazil0.580.70.45
47Morocco0.580.670.48
48South Korea0.580.60.55
49Czech Republic0.570.610.53
50Armenia0.570.650.49
51Thailand0.570.630.51
52Ecuador0.570.70.43
53Paraguay0.570.640.49
54Greece0.560.670.46
55Montenegro0.560.560.55
56Vietnam0.550.620.49
57Azerbaijan0.550.630.48
58Jamaica0.550.570.53
59Philippines0.550.620.49
60Sri Lanka0.550.650.45
61Argentina0.550.670.43
62Namibia0.550.580.51
63Indonesia0.550.640.46
64Turkey0.550.60.49
65Qatar0.540.560.52
66Jordan0.530.560.5
67United Arab Emirates0.530.550.5
68Oman0.530.550.5
69Republic of Moldova0.520.610.43
70Guatemala0.520.590.45
71Kenya0.520.530.51
72Tunisia0.520.590.45
73Ghana0.520.540.49
74El Salvador0.510.550.48
75Poland0.510.570.46
76India0.510.530.49
77Bulgaria0.510.540.48
78Dominican Republic0.50.560.45
79Russian Federation0.50.610.39
80Trinidad and Tobago0.50.540.47
81Bolivia0.50.60.41
82China0.50.480.51
83Kazakhstan0.50.610.38
84Tanzania0.490.510.47
85Honduras0.490.50.48
86Egypt, Arab Rep.0.490.550.43
87Kuwait0.490.550.43
88Tajikistan0.490.480.49
89Algeria0.480.610.36
90Bangladesh0.480.520.43
91Senegal0.470.480.47
92Bahrain0.470.440.51
93Nepal0.470.470.47
94Botswana0.470.490.44
95Ethiopia0.460.460.47
96Nicaragua0.460.50.42
97Pakistan, Islamic Rep.0.460.470.46
98Saudi Arabia0.4620.510.41
99Serbia0.460.530.39
100Cambodia0.450.460.44
101Iran, Islamic Rep.0.440.540.33
102Zambia0.440.410.46
103Cameroon0.430.430.43
104Bosnia and Herzegovina0.430.460.4
105Benin0.420.420.42
106Lebanon0.420.420.41
107Ukraine0.420.480.35
108Mongolia0.410.450.38
109Nigeria0.410.460.35
110Kyrgyz Republic0.40.370.43
111Mozambique0.40.430.37
112Venezuela0.390.50.27
113Zimbabwe0.390.370.4
114South Africa0.370.360.37
115Haiti0.360.350.37

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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