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2012 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Dec. 28, 2012
Massachusetts leads the list for energy efficiency initiatives.

States continued to advance energy efficiency initiatives in 2012, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) in its annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. Massachusetts leads the list for the second year in a row, while West Virginia, North Dakota, and Mississippi came in last.

States are benchmarked based on six primary policy areas: utility and public benefits programs; transportation; building energy codes; combined heat and power (CHP); state government-led initiatives around energy efficiency; and appliance and equipment standards.

The three most improved states were Oklahoma, Montana, and South Carolina, which significantly increased their budgets for electric efficiency programs in 2011.

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