UK fifth most energy efficient country in the world
Source: Energy Live News
The UK has been ranked the fifth most energy efficient country in the world.
A report by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) ranked a total of 23 countries, which together represent 75% of all the energy consumption globally.
It analysed the energy efficiency in different sectors including building, industry and transportation as well as national efforts to control energy usage.
According to the report, the UK was ranked in fifth place due to changes in policies such as the abolishment of the Green Deal, a 33% cut to the country’s Energy Efficiency Obligations target and a 20% cut to future spending.
However, it added while the nation has strong policies to improve fuel economy and advance vehicle technologies, much more can be done to improve the overall efficiency of the freight and passenger transport systems.