Mass. wins top spot on energy efficiency scorecard
State retains title for 5th year in a row, edging CA
MASSACHUSETTS ON WEDNESDAY WON THE TOP SPOT in the 2015 state energy efficiency scorecard for the fifth year in a row. Vermont, Rhode Island, and Connecticut were all in the top 10.
The scorecard, compiled each year by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy with support from the US Energy Department, attempts to rank states based on how they perform in several key energy conservation areas.
The state earned 8.5 points out of a possible 10 for its transportation initiatives, 6 out of 7 points for its building energy code program and compliance, 4 out of 4 points for combined heat and power policies, and 5.5 out of 7 points for state-led energy efficiency efforts. Overall, Massachusetts edged out California in the rankings by a half-point.