2022 energy efficiency scorecard is out
Today the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released its 2022 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. According to the scorecard, America’s top ten energy efficient states are:
- New York
- Washington, DC
- Maryland (tied with Rhode Island)
- Rhode Island (tied with Maryland)
Four states (CA, MA, NY and VT) and Washington DC have aligned energy efficiency programs with climate and clean energy goals by putting in place with fuel-neutral energy savings targets that can encourage electrification with measures like installing efficient electric heat pumps. The report explains that 12 states still do not even allow utility efficiency programs to provide incentives for switching from fossil fuel powered heating to efficient electric systems.
“States should encourage the transition from fossil fuels to efficient electric equipment we can run with renewable energy,” said Johanna Neumann, Senior Director of Environment America’s campaign for 100% renewable energy. “The sooner we electrify our homes and buildings so they can run on clean energy, the sooner we’ll have cleaner air and a more livable climate.”