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California ranks in the top 3 most energy efficient states in 2006

Vermont, Connecticut and California are the country's most energy efficient states...

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california green energy solutions Vermont, Connecticut and California are the country's most energy efficient states, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's annual Scorecard.

Rounding out the top ten are Massachusetts, Oregon, Washington, New York, and New Jersey in spots four through eight, respectively, and Rhode Island and Minnesota tying for ninth.

The State Energy Efficiency Scorecard is a comprehensive ranking of state-level energy efficiency policies. It grades each state and the District of Columbia on actions they have taken in the race to adopt energy efficiency policies, programs, and technologies.

"States are leading the nation in mining efficiency as the 'first fuel' in the race to solve America's energy security and global warming challenges," said ACEEE's Bill Prindle, a co-author of the Scorecard. "Unless we accelerate the pace of efficiency investment, no clean energy strategy will work."

To recognize leadership among the states and identify best practices, ACEEE developed The State Energy Efficiency Scorecard for 2006 as a comprehensive ranking of state energy efficiency policies. "This report puts the spotlight on the best and least performing states, but it also highlights the critical need for sweeping federal action to apply best energy efficiency practices and policies nationwide," Prindle said. "Only until federal, state and local governments join forces to put their collective arms around this enormous problem will we see uniform progress" on:

  • Fuel economy standards for vehicles
  • Energy efficiency resource standards for utilities
  • Appliance efficiency standards
  • Building energy codes
  • Combined heat and power (CHP) technologies
  • Smart growth and public transportation policies
  • Tax incentives for efficient technologies
  • Energy efficiency in public buildings and fleets

"The top ten states earn the highest scores due to their records of spending on energy efficiency programs, building codes and appliances standards, and other programs that increase investment in energy efficiency," said Eldridge. "The next fifteen states that trail behind the top ten all have policies to increase efficiency in state-owned facilities, and most are committing funds to energy efficiency programs plus adopting codes and standards. The bottom twenty-six states, however, seriously lag behind the rest," said Scorecard co-author Maggie Eldridge, an ACEEE Policy Program Research Assistant.

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American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy



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