Several states have taken major steps to improve their scores, according to the ninth annual edition of the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.
The annual report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ranks states on their policy and program efforts, not only assessing performance but also documenting best practices and recognizing leadership. As reported on the website of CONTRACTOR Magazine:
The top 10 states for energy efficiency are Massachusetts, California, Vermont, Rhode Island, Oregon, Connecticut, Maryland, Washington, and New York, with Minnesota and Illinois tied for 10th place. Massachusetts retains the top spot for the fifth consecutive year based on a strong commitment to energy efficiency under its Green Communities Act.
Read the full article, including which states rose and fell in the annual ranking, as well as information on the report's methodology.