Global Index Report on Countries’ Energy Efficiency Performance
24 February 2015

efficiency2Energy consumption in the EU could be reduced by 35% by 2030 if energy productivity increased to 4% (from the current 1.6%) . This is the main finding of the report "2015 Energy Productivity and Economic Prosperity Index" prepared by The Lisbon Council, Ecofys and Quintel Intelligence and presented by Miguel Arias Cañete, EU Climate Action and Energy Commissioner, on February 17.

The study analyses the countries' performance and lists them in term of economic production per unit of energy consumed, regardless of their economic level of development or the structure of their economy. Moreover, countries are ranked according to their performance in various sectors, in order to help identifying the weak spots, which are also the areas where the greatest improvements in efficiency could be obtained. Scenarios for the European Union as a whole and for six individual countries (France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom) are also presented, together with policy recommendations.

The report underlines that improved energy productivity could bring significant environmental and social benefits, reducing energy bills and creating new jobs, and it shows us that significantly better performance is within our reach.

The report is available for download on Ecofys website


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