We spend a lot of time here at ACEEE with numbers. We calculate energy savings, efficiency investments, and jobs. Even with all this data at our fingertips, though, I’m always most curious to see the numbers we produce every fall in the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. This will be the eighth year we’ve ranked states on their adoption of policies that encourage energy efficiency, and while some results are easy to predict, there are always a few surprises. As the launch of the 2014 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard draws near, here are just a few numbers to whet your appetite:
51: Number of “states” we rank in the State Scorecard. Thought there were only 50 states in the U.S.? Well you’re right, but we include the District of Columbia too!
3: Number of U.S. territories scored in the 2014 State Scorecard. For the first time, we’ve worked with our contacts in Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands to bring you up-to-date information on their energy efficiency initiatives.
31: Number of metrics we assess to generate state scores. These metrics span seven policy areas and cover everything from goals to reduce vehicle miles travelled to incentives for ...