Major Energy Bills Boost Annual Ranking of Energy Efficient States

Connecticut Places 5th In Ranking Of Energy Efficient States

The Courant, November 7, 2013

Connecticut moved up one place, to fifth, in an annual ranking of energy efficient states released Wednesday by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.

Other states in the top five include, Oregon, New York, California and Massachusetts, which topped the list for the third year.

Annie Downs, state policy analyst and lead author of the efficiency ranking, said that electricity savings from efficiency programs increased 20 percent from 2010-2011.

The seventh annual ranking noted one of Connecticut’s major energy bills passed by the General Assembly in June that called for benchmarking of state buildings, an expansion of its combined heat and power program, and doubling funding for the state’s efficiency programs.

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