Research Report

State Energy Efficiency Scorecard: 2021 Progress Report

February 2, 2022

The ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard Progress Report summarizes how states advanced their energy efficiency policies and programs in 2021. Given the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on energy efficiency programs in 2020, ACEEE decided to forgo a formal Scorecard ranking in favor of an unranked and unscored end-of-year progress report that still recognizes the latest developments in energy-saving state policies. We use data vetted by state energy officials to summarize progress in utility programs, transportation, building energy codes, and appliance standards. The report shows that energy efficiency is a key resource in many states, with utilities spending approximately $7.6 billion nationally in 2020 for efficiency programs nationwide and saving 26.6 million MWh of electricity

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Suggested Citation
Berg, W., E. Cooper, and M. DiMascio. 2022. State Energy Efficiency Scorecard: 2021 Progress Report. Washington, DC: ACEEE.


2021 State Energy Efficiency Progress

Energy Efficiency Progress Map

Data Visualizations

Below are interactive data visualizations of key metrics from the Scorecard. We recommend viewing the dashboard in full screen


2020 State Scorecard

Click here for our 2020 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.


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Appliances Building Policies and Codes Energy Equity Energy Efficiency Resource Standards (EERS) Government Lead by Example Transportation System Efficiency


weston berg
Weston Berg
Senior Researcher, State Policy
Emma Cooper
Emma Cooper, Senior Research Analyst, Human Behavior and State Policy
marianne dimasco
Marianne DiMascio
State Policy Manager, Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP)
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