Today we’ve released our 2012 State Scorecard. Massachusetts retained the top spot for the second year in a row, having overtaken California last year. The report examines six of the primary policy areas in which states typically pursue energy efficiency: utility and “public benefits” programs and policies; transportation policies; building energy codes; combined heat and power (CHP) policies; state government-led initiatives around energy efficiency; and appliance and equipment standards. To learn more about the top 10 energy efficiency states, the 10 states in most need of improvement, and the seven most improved states visit: http://aceee.org/sector/state-policy/scorecard. An audio recording of the Scorecard release will be available later today.