Research Report

2019 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

October 1, 2019
Energy Efficiency Research

The 13th edition of the ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard is a progress report on state policies and programs that save energy while producing environmental and economic benefits. We use data vetted by state energy officials to rank states in six categories—utility programs, transportation, building energy codes, combined heat and power, state initiatives, and appliance standards. Top finishers in this year’s Scorecard include Massachusetts, California, Rhode Island, Vermont, and New York. The most improved state is Maryland; other significantly improved states include Hawaii and New Jersey. The Scorecard shows that energy efficiency is a key resource nationwide, with utilities spending approximately $8 billion in 2018 for efficiency programs and saving 27.1 million MWh of electricity.

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2019 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

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weston berg
Weston Berg
Senior Researcher, State Policy
Shruti Vaidyanathan
Transportation Program Director
Emma Cooper
Emma Cooper, Senior Research Analyst, Human Behavior and State Policy
Christopher Perry
marianne dimasco
Marianne DiMascio
State Policy Manager, Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP)
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Grace Relf
Senior Research Analyst, Energy Policy
Andrew Whitlock
Corri Waters
Nadia Cortez
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