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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy releases new report: NYS is ranked fifth

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy released a new report today that ranks states for energy policy and energy efficiency results.  The report appears in today's New York Times.  

NYS scored fifth, in the company of California, Oregon, Washington and Maine, as one of the best performing states in the nation.  Top performers demonstrated high efficiency standards, a rapid shift in utility sector energy efficiency spending, progressive building code policies, appliance standards, and clean transportation.

NYS earned high marks for:
  • Utility sector policies
  • Vehicle policies
  • Financial incentives
  • Building codes
  • Appliance and equipment standards
  • Clean, distributed generation
  • Smart growth and public transportation
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Leading by example initiatives
Read the state scorecard rankings at:
Read what NYS is doing at: