Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI)

Since 2003, the biannual RECAI has ranked the top 40 markets based on investment in renewable energy, a key part of the energy transition.

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The Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI) ranks the top 40 markets in the world on the attractiveness of their renewable energy investment and deployment opportunities. The rankings reflect our assessments of market attractiveness and global market trends. This edition reflects on the glimpse of what the energy industry might look like in the future based on COVID-19 lockdown measures, when large reductions in energy demand resulted in the share of renewables soaring across most regions.

The below graphic follows the changes in the Top 10 since May 2016. The US and China remain at #1 and #2 respectively, while Australia has reached its highest position so far at #3. For a broader view, download the RECAI top 40 ranking (pdf). For a further discussion and details on the methodology, read our article on the key developments.

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RECAI is published biannually. See below for previous issues: