Summary of Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2015

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Domestic energy reforms can be challenging. Every aspect of an economy, both public and private, depends on energy use, so the list of conflicting interests is daunting to any country attempting change. Still, an efficient “energy architecture” is critical to a nation’s well-being. The World Economic Forum offers a global analysis of which countries are doing well and which are not, as well as how they could all improve. getAbstract considers this 2015 ranking and its informative case studies valuable in shedding light on how security, sustainability and economic development intermix in national energy architectures.

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In 2014, booming oil supplies, combined with a stalling recovery and a variety of geopolitical risks, made for a volatile year in energy. While oil prices capture headlines, a nation’s “energy architecture” – the compendium of its energy efficiency and cost structure, its environmental sustainability, and its access to secure and dependable energy sources – is more important in the long run for delivering viable economic growth.

A 2015 index ranking 125 countries’ energy systems reveals that no single route to success prevails; each of the top three countries – Switzerland, Norway and...


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