27 Oct '14, 9am

Massachusetts is Tops in Energy Efficiency Poll

Massachusetts is Tops in Energy Efficiency Poll

A national scorecard on energy efficiency puts Massachusetts at the top of the list for the fourth year in a row. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, a Washington-based non-profit, released its eighth annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard on October 22, praising state legislatures and governors for continued progress in lowering energy costs and reducing pollution through energy efficiency efforts. After Massachusetts, the next most successful states are California; Oregon, Vermont, and Rhode Island (all tied for third); and then Connecticut, New York, Washington, Maryland and Minnesota. ACEEE singled out three states — Arkansas, Kentucky, and Wisconsin — along with the District of Columbia for having the most improved records. Their budgets for energy efficiency programs increased by 30% between 2012 and 2013, ACEEE said, while electricity savings mor...

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