All Nordic countries top world energy index

World Energy Council ranks all the Nordic countries among the top countries in the word – even Iceland is on the list as number 14.

For Denmark, it is remarkable that ever since the index was launched in 2014, Denmark has finished top every year.

The World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Index is a tool, produced in partnership with Oliver Wyman, which ranks countries on their ability to provide sustainable energy through 3 dimensions: Energy security, Energy equity (accessibility and affordability), Environmental sustainability.

Denmark ranked first again in the newly published index followed by Sweden and – further down on the list – Norway and Finland. The UK was the main surprise, jumping up to fifth place from an 11th place last year. The Danes ranked first for Energy Security, 12th for Energy Equity and fourth for Environmental Sustainability.

“It’s with pride that I see that Denmark has the best energy system in the world. It underlines how we have found a strong combination of supply security, green transition and affordable energy,” said the climate and energy minister, Lars Christian Lilleholt.

“Denmark worked hard to get to the top … and it’s a position we need to do everything at our disposal to maintain, particularly given we are about to begin negotiations for a new energy agreement in Parliament in the new year.”

No Asian countries made it to the top 20 list. But Singapore was on 22nd place and Hong Kong on a 34th place.