After a recent report by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) the UK has been ranked the fifth most energy efficient country in the world.

The top 4 countries are as follows; Germany, Italy, Japan and France. The rankings were calculated by the ACEEE awarding a score of up to 25 points across four different categories; national efforts, buildings, industry and transportation. No country scored full points on all the metrics which determines there is still room for improvement across the world.

ACEEE Executive Director Steven Nadel said: “Energy efficiency is often the lowest-cost means of meeting new demand for energy. Governments that encourage investment in energy efficiency and implement supporting policies save citizens money, reduce dependence on energy imports, and reduce pollution. Yet energy efficiency remains massively underutilised globally, despite its proven multiple benefits and its potential to become the single largest resource to meet growing energy demand worldwide.”

According to the report the ranking of the UK was based on the changes in policies such as the abolishment of the green deal and the likes.