Albania and Croatia turn out to be the two countries with the greatest progress in terms of the Energy Transition Index, ranking respectively at 25th and 23rd among 115 countries in the world.
Albania had 66.4 points, increasing by 5.26 points compared to the same index a year ago published by the World Economic Forum.
Croatia on the other hand scored 66.6 points with an improvement of 3.46 points compared to the 2020 index. Montenegro on the other hand had 60.1 points with an increase of 4.83 compared to a year ago while Serbia was 84th in the ranking list with an improvement from the previous index by only 1.69 points. Bosnia and Herzegovina also rose in the rankings this year, moving up from 98th to 103rd previously held.
The Energy Transition Index report this year analyzes a 10-year period from 2012 when it was first published and provides a clear overview of how countries have progressed around the world. This index takes into account three aspects related to energy security and access, economic development and growth, and environmental sustainability.
Albania during the last year but also during this year has had a special focus on energy related projects and among others can be listed the two photovoltaic parks in Karavasta and Spitalla, as well as the agreement for the commissioning of the Vlora Power Plant or the agreement for the construction of the Skavica Hydropower Plant.
The Energy Transition Report takes into account investments made by countries in the field of energy security while maintaining the balances of nature and pollution in an effort to climate change and minimize its impacts.
The report also notes that annual global investment in the energy transition exceeded $ 500 billion for the first time in 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, as the number of people accessing electricity has fallen over the past decade to less than 800 million, from 1.2 billion in 2010.