The State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

December 16, 2020
This page includes information from ACEEE’s 2020 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. The more recent State Energy Efficiency Scorecard: 2021 Progress Report can be found here »

The 2020 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard analyzes the energy efficiency efforts of all 50 U.S. states and Washington, DC. It tracks their policies and programs to reduce energy use, such as adopting or advancing energy-saving targets, vehicle rules, or appliance standards. It is the most comprehensive national measuring stick for energy efficiency—reviewing states on 32 metrics—and provides a roadmap for future improvements.

This year’s Scorecard finds that states, many of which have set ambitious climate goals since 2018, had to abruptly shift their focus to mitigate the health and economic impacts of the deadly global pandemic. But some states were still able to make progress.

No state earned all 50 possible points, showing that each has considerable room for improvement. For the first time, the report highlights top scorers regionally, and identifies a “state to watch” in each region.

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Highlights of each state’s progress are included in the fact sheets linked below, drawn from the report. To find extended details on each state’s energy efficiency efforts, visit our state and local policy database.

Map of State Scorecard rankings

Regional Leaders Map


View the 2020 State Scorecard Fact Sheets:

United States

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming 

To find extended details on each state's energy efficiency efforts, visit our State and Local Policy Database.


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