Report: California, Connecticut, and Vermont Lead in Energy Efficiency
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-Efficiency 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. Other leading states include Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington. See the ACEEE press release.