MA tops the State Efficiency Scorecard
Thu, November 14, 2013 at 12:33 AM
Massachusetts ranked 1st third year in a row in the 2013 annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
According to the ACEEE report, it “provides a broad assessment of policies and programs that improve energy efficiency………….” by examining “the six policy areas in which states typically pursue energy efficiency: utility and public benefits programs and policies; transportation policies; building energy costs and compliance; CHP policies, appliance and equipment standards; and state government-led initiatives around energy efficiency.”
The top ten states that “have made broad, long term commitments to developing energy efficiency as a state resource” are Massachusetts, California, New York, Oregon, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, Maryland, and Illinois. In this year's survey, the most improved states, in order, are Mississippi, Maine, Kansas, Ohio, and West Virginia.
The ACEEE is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization based in Washington DC.