Canada has landed near the bottom of the first international energy efficiency rating of 12 major economies.
The non-profit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) placed Canada at No. 11 out of 12 countries in its energy efficient score card.
The countries – which included the U.S., Brazil, China, Germany and the United Kingdom – accounted for 63 per cent of global energy consumption as well as 62 per cent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions.
In measuring each country according to 27 criteria, the ACEEE examined energy use nation-wide as well as energy consumption in industry, buildings and transportation.
This is how the 12 countries stacked up in the scorecard:
  1. United Kingdom
  2. Germany
  3. Italy
  4. Japan
  5. France
  6. European Union, Australia and China (three-way tie)
  7. U.S.
  8. Brazil
  9. Canada
  10. Russia