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Albania First in region for Energy Sustainability

The World Energy Council has positively assessed the energy stability of Albania by ranking it the 43 sport out of 128 states with the highest energy security. 

The World Energy Trilemma Index 2020 Report analyses the energy sustainability of a country on the basis of three main elements: environmental sustainability, security and energy equity. 

The index ranks Albania among the countries with the most stable indicators in the region, such as Slovakia (20), Bulgaria (27) and Greece (39).

Albania shows more positive data than North Macedonia (46), Turkey (58), Montenegro (59), Serbia (60) and Bosnia and Herzegovina (71).

Compared to the previous year, Albania recorded significant progress by improving its global ranking by 30 spots. 

In this year's index, Albania ranks first among the countries of the region, while it is positioned in the 4th place in the world in terms of environmental sustainability, ranking behind Switzerland, Sweden and Norway. 

The Minister of Infrastructure and Energy, Belinda Balluku, describes the World Energy Council report as a moment of pride, which clearly reflects the progress that Albania has made in this sector. 

''An assessment that makes us proud. Albania ranks first among the countries of the region in the index which reflects the global ranking of energy sustainability, published by the World Energy Council. We have recovered 30 positions compared to a year ago, making a significant progress. Albania is ranked 43rd in the world among 108 economies, as we are positioned in 4th place in the world in terms of environmental sustainability'', minister Balluku said in a Facebook post. 

According to the report, gets more points in terms of environmental sustainability and equality. 

Albania is one of the few countries in the world which produces nearly 100% of renewable energy. 

Formed in 1923, the World Energy Council is a global and exclusive forum for thought-leadership and tangible engagement. Its mission is ''to promote the sustainable supply and use of energy for the greatest benefit of all people''.

Since 2010, the Report has provided an independent and objective rating of a country's energy policy and performance using verified global and country-specific data to asssess management of three core dimensions: Energy Security, Energy Equity and Environmental Sustainability. The World Energy Trilemma Index enables countries to keep track of their own progress and to learn with and from each other about what's working and what's not.

Source: Albanian Daily News 



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