Tune in to the 2018 World Cup of Energy Efficiency!

Blog Post | June 19, 2018 - 9:37 am
By Shruti Vaidyanathan, Senior Advisor for Research

As the world remains fixated on one of the most-anticipated sporting events of the year, ACEEE will release the results of its own World Cup. Will Germany defend its 2014 World Cup title and its 2016 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard triumph? The wait is almost over.

On Tuesday, June 26, ACEEE will unveil the results of the 2018 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard at our first-ever International Symposium. This year’s report showcases best practices for 25 of the world’s largest energy-consuming countries across 36 metrics. Together these countries represented 78% of all the energy consumed on the planet and accounted for more than 80% of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP) as of 2014. This year we added two new countries to the analysis — the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ukraine — as well as a new metric on smart freight programs aimed at reducing energy consumption by streamlining a company or country’s freight operations.

Which country will win the Golden Ball (MVP award) for energy efficiency? You’ll have to wait to find out, but one thing is clear: many countries continue to show their commitment to saving energy, but they will need to make bigger plays to meet their ambitious climate goals. And things don’t look great for the United States, where the current administration has taken steps to dismantle key efficiency regulations, in addition to signaling the country’s plan to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.

Find out which countries top the list in 2018 and which fail to move on to the next round on June 26.