20 Oct '11, 3pm

How Energy Efficient Is Your State? via @greentechmedia

How Energy Efficient Is Your State? via @greentechmedia

Although the national economy is still slumping, energy efficiency spending continues to increase. Nationwide, states spent $5.5 billion in electricity and natural gas efficiency programs in 2010, compared to $3.4 billion the year before, according to the 2011 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard released on Thursday by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy . For the first time in the five years since the scorecard has been released, California was not in the top spot, falling behind Massachusetts in the rankings. The spending was not just in a few states, but spread across the entire nation, with states such as Michigan and Tennessee making strong gains in efficiency measures. Twenty-four states have adopted Energy Efficiency Resource Standards and the ones that have had the standards for a few years are already seeing gains, according to the report. The ranki...

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