World Bank assesses sustainable energy policies in 111 countries

March 3, 2017

According to a new World Bank Report, an increasing number of developing countries—including Mexico, China, Turkey, India, Vietnam, Brazil, and South Africa—are emerging as leaders in sustainable energy, with robust policies to support energy access, renewables and energy efficiency.

The report, entitled Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy, assesses the policy and regulatory support of 111 countries for each of the three pillars of sustainable energy: energy efficiency, access to modern energy, and renewable energy. The report and database highlight the fact that in many countries, policymakers are not paying nearly as much attention to energy efficiency as they are to renewable energy, particularly in the developing world. The Copenhagen Centre will work with countries to help them disseminate information and benefit from the opportunities for accelerating energy efficiency detailed in the RISE database.