Australia ranks equal 15th overall in a new World Bank scorecard on sustainable energy, tied with five other countries in the bottom group of wealthy OECD countries.
The Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy (RISE) provides benchmarks to evaluate clean energy progress.
RISE rates country performance in three areas: renewable energy, energy efficiency, and access to modern energy (excluding advanced countries), using 27 indicators and 80 sub-indicators.
Australia joins Chile and Argentina as the only OECD high-income countries without some form of carbon pricing mechanism.
It rates equal 13th on energy efficiency and 24th on renewable energy.