2015 Energy Productivity and Economic Prosperity Index

The “2015 Energy Productivity and Economic Prosperity Index” ranks countries based on their economic output per unit of energy consumed. Commissioned by Philips, Ecofys created the index together The Lisbon Council and Quintel Intelligence. It gives an overview of the current energy efficiency performance of countries, but also presents scenarios for the European Union and six individual countries: France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom.

For each country and the EU, we developed both Business-as-Usual as well as High-Energy Productivity scenarios. They show that overall energy consumption in the EU could be cut by 35% by doubling the region’s rate of energy productivity improvement from close to 1.6% to 4% per year by 2030. Our analysis shows that enhancing energy productivity has significant benefits for society, ranging from reduction of household energy bills (about one-third in Europe) to the creation of millions of high quality jobs.

The scenarios were developed in Quintel’s interactive Energy Transition Model. Feel free to access them by clicking on “Start an existing scenario” and then selecting one of the scenarios offered under “High Energy Productivity Growth”.

For the full infographic and additional insights, please visit: newscenter.philips.com


Paul Noothout
Energy Systems and Markets
Wouter Terlouw
Sustainable Industries and Services
Kornelis Blok