WASHINGTON - The states of California, Connecticut, and Vermont led the United States in energy efficiency policies, programs, and technologies in 2006, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
The organization's new report, "The State Energy Efficiency
Scorecard for 2006," places the three states in a tie for first place
because of their spending on energy efficiency programs, their efforts to set
efficiency standards for buildings and appliances, and other energy efficiency
programs that the states are involved in. 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.
“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 Acting Executive Director Bill Prindle, and co-author
of the Scorecard. “Unless we accelerate the pace of efficiency investment, no
clean energy strategy will work.”
The report is available for free download at www.aceee.org/pubs/e075.htm
or a hard copy can be purchased for $35 plus $5 postage and handling from ACEEE
Publications, 1001 Connecticut Avenue N.W., Suite 801, Washington, DC
20036-5525, or call 202-429-0063, fax 202-429-0193, or e-mail email@example.com.
June 11, 2007: California, Connecticut, and Vermont Lead in Energy Efficiency
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