Some people get excited about fall because of the beautiful foliage, the delightful blend of sunny days and crisp cool nights, and the bountiful harvests of apples and other tasty treats. I love all that, too. But I also enjoy this time of year because it brings the annual assessment of how states are doing on energy efficiency. And this year was more of a nail-biter than most.
Whoever’s on top, though, it’s clear that when states make progress on energy efficiency, we all win.
The just-released 2016 energy efficiency scorecard from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) is the latest in ACEEE’s annual assessments of state commitments to, and progress on, energy efficiency, their “annual benchmark of the progress of state energy efficiency policies and programs.”