A Scorecard produced by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) on 12th July 2012 shows that the United Kingdom (UK) has been ranked in first place for it’s efforts to reduce energy consumption nationwide and in industry, buildings and transport.
The 12 largest economies of the world (the United States of America, the UK, China, Australia, Japan, Canada, Brazil, Italy, Germany, France, Russia and the European Union) could earn points in the four above categories. From there an overall score out of 100 was generated.
The UK won with 67 out of 100 points mainly due to savings in industry and transport. Germany came second and Italy third.
Bottom of the league table were Canada and Russia who occupied 11th and 12th place respectively.