After Turkey's groundbreaking achievements in
the energy sector last year which brought developments in energy access,
efficiency and renewable energy, the country ranks 23rd among 111 countries
worldwide according to the first world sustainable energy ranking ever released
by the World Bank.
The debut report titled, "Regulatory
Indicators for Sustainable Energy" (RISE) included some 111 countries that
account for nearly 90 percent of all global energy consumption.
The report's sustainable energy ranking is
based on key factors regarding energy including access, efficiency and
development in the area of renewable energy.
Regarding energy access, Turkey received a
score of 100 points while it ranked 24th in energy efficiency with a 65-point
According to the report, Turkey has been listed
among countries considered successful in energy efficiency, attributable
largely to energy-efficient building codes adhered to across the country and
the energy efficiency rating system used on home appliances sold throughout the
country, as well as other national incentives as well as a national action
On the other hand, Turkey ranked 28th in the
world, receiving a 71 points in renewable energy thanks to the legal frameworks,
incentives and advantageous pricing mechanisms employed by the Turkish
government to promote renewable energy in the country. Thus, last year Turkey
ranked 23rd with 79 points in total, leaving behind energy-rich countries like
Russia, Iran, Qatar in sustainable energy.
Denmark ranked first with 94 points in the
field of sustainable energy, as a result of its successful projects on energy
access, energy efficiency and renewable energy, followed by Canada and the
United States with 91 points each.
The report stated that there were no problems
regarding energy access in 56 countries around the world, pointing to
Sub-Saharan Africa as the most troubled region in terms of access to
In the field of energy efficiency, the U.S. led
the way with 88 points, followed by Denmark and Romania with 86 points each.
Regarding renewable energies, Denmark took the lead once again with 95 points,
followed by the Netherlands with 92 and Germany with 91 points