NZ’s energy system among world’s best but energy security casts shadow


New Zealand’s energy system has performed strongly against the rest of the world, but concerns remain over its energy security.

It ranks ninth equal out of 127 countries in the World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Index, which compares how nations balance energy security, equity and sustainability.

Business NZ said the country’s energy system continues to be sustainable and relatively low-carbon, and geothermal development has pushed sustainability performance.

Top Trilemma performers 2021

1 Sweden
2 Switzerland
3 Denmark
4 = Finland, United Kingdom
5 = France, Austria
6 Canada
7 Germany
8 Norway
9 = New Zealand, United States

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