On October 13, 2010, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released its fourth annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard report, which ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia according to their overall energy efficiency.
Among the major state advances highlighted in the scorecard are:
California leads the nation in its level of investment in energy efficiency across all sectors of its economy; other states in the top 10 include Massachusetts, Oregon, New York, Vermont, Washington, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Minnesota, and Maine. The four states that showed the most improvement in their rankings in 2010 are Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Alaska.
The 2010 scorecard and supporting materials are available at
State and local officials interested in additional information about developing and implementing cost-effective climate and energy strategies that help further environmental goals and achieve public health and economic benefits may visit:
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