State Policy

(Blog - 10/21/2009)
In 2009, energy efficiency has risen to a new level of recognition in the U.S. We present here our third annual comprehensive state energy efficiency scorecard to document best practices and recognize leadership among the states.  The Scorecard...
(Press Release - 1/3/2018)
Steven Nadel, Executive Director New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in connection with his State of the State address today, announced a plan to create new energy efficiency targets and appliance standards. He directed the state’s Department of Public...
(Document - 12/8/2017)
Description of utility-sector energy efficiency opportunities in Virginia, using data from ACEEE’s 2017 Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard.
(Blog - 10/25/2017)
Energy efficiency programs are especially important for low-income customers. Well-designed programs can help relieve the significant energy burdens faced by low-income families and also provide benefits like increased comfort and healthier homes....
(Document - 10/24/2017)
Energy efficiency is a powerful tool for lowering the disproportionate energy costs faced by low-income customers. Unfortunately, lack of capital, lack of credit, and aging housing stock that may need health and safety improvements often prevent...
(Blog - 10/4/2017)
Energy efficiency retrofits for entire homes and buildings can substantially reduce energy bills for low-income and multifamily residents. These upgrades can also keep families in their homes by helping them avoid eviction, get through storms, and...
(Press Release - 9/28/2017)
Washington, DC—As more states struggle with extreme weather events, the 2017 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard gives state-level policymakers a road map for building stronger and more-resilient communities. This 11th annual report from the American...
(Document - 9/27/2017)
This eleventh edition of the ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard again benchmarks state progress on efficiency policies and programs that save energy while benefiting the environment and promoting growth. We use data vetted by state energy...
(Blog - 8/14/2017)
Southeastern residents currently face historically high poverty rates, and low-income households spend an average of three times as much on energy bills, as a portion of their monthly income, than other families. Energy efficiency investments could...
(Document - 8/14/2017)
Low-income households in the Southeast spend an outsized portion of their income on home energy bills, including electricity, natural gas, and other heating fuels. Utility energy efficiency programs targeted at low-income households can reduce their...