The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has released its 4th annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard which ranks each state in terms of its energy efficiency policies, programs, transportation policies, building energy codes, combined heat/power and appliance efficiency standards. The top 5 states included California, Massachusetts, Oregon, New York and Vermont.
Despite congresses failure to pass significant energy/climate legislation, the report shows strong evidence that states are taking it upon themselves to become more energy efficient. Such evidence includes a significant increase for energy efficiency in state budgets and the doubling of states that have made significant progress towards adopting or have already adopted energy-saving building codes/ energy efficiency resource standards.
For more information on the report visit http://www.energyefficiencynews.com/policy/i/3485/.