26 Oct '11, 1pm

ACEEE ranks the states by their energy efficiency: Top of the list: MA. Bottom? ND. #energy #eco

Massachusetts has supplanted California as the country’s most energy-efficient state, according to a report by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE). It is the first time in the report’s five-year history that California has slipped from the top spot. The ACEEE’s Scorecard —which gauges states' energy efficiency based on their utility and public-benefits funds, transportation, building energy codes, and appliance efficiency, among other criteria—rated Massachusetts at a 45.5 out of a maximum 50 points. California placed second with 44 points, followed by New York with 38, Oregon with 37.5, and Washington, Vermont, and Rhode Island tied with 34. According to ACEEE officials, states have continued to prioritize energy efficiency despite budget cuts and a bleak economy. “As they have over the past decades, states continue to provide the leadership neede...

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