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California, Massachusetts, Oregon, & New York Lead in U.S. Energy Efficiency

ACEEE revealed its yearly State Energy Efficiency Report Card.  It ranks all states as well as Washington DC.  

The top 10 are as follows:

  1. California
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Oregon
  4. New York
  5. Vermont
  6. Washington
  7. Rhode Island
  8. Connecticut
  9. Minnesota
  10. Maine

The bottom 10 are Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Kansas, Wyoming, Alabama, Mississippi, and North Dakota.  You can see a map and the rest of the list here.  

These rankings are based off based on states' efforts to increase energy efficiency through benefits programs, transportation policies, building energy codes, heat and power, government initiatives, and appliance efficiency standards.