Government Lead by Example Initiatives
In October, ACEEE released The 2008 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, the second annual edition of the state-by-state rankings on energy efficiency programs and policies.
Last month ACEEE finalized a new on-line resource for state policymakers and energy efficiency advocates, the State Energy Efficiency Policy Database. The site serves as an easy-to-use on-line database of energy efficiency policies in the states, searchable by state or by policy. Each state has separate pages for each extant policy area, with links to external resources, information on useful contacts, and ACEEE research.
ACEEE "Rates The States" On Employing Energy Efficiency As The "First Fuel" To Power Their Economies
Washington, D.C. — California tops the list of U.S. states employing energy efficiency as the "first fuel" to grow their economies while meeting electricity demand, combating global warming, and contributing to U.S. energy security, according to a new report released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The 2008 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard rated and ranked state-level action on model energy efficiency policies, programs, and practices.
Richmond, Virginia — By investing in energy-efficient technologies, the Commonwealth of Virginia can reduce its electricity needs by one-fifth; deliver cleaner, less-expensive power to Virginia consumers; create thousands of new jobs; and better position the state to more cost effectively meet its future energy requirements, according to a new report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
Washington, D.C. — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) applauds Florida Governor Charlie Crist for "bold steps" announced July 13 that will change Florida's energy future and take important actions to combat global warming.
"Governor Crist has moved Florida toward the vanguard of states on clean energy policy by recognizing that energy efficiency is the first fuel in the race for a clean and affordable energy future," said Steven Nadel, ACEEE's Executive Director.
Washington, D.C. — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) today released a comprehensive ranking of state-level energy efficiency policies. The State Energy Efficiency Scorecard for 2006 graded each state and the District of Columbia on actions they have taken in the race to adopt energy efficiency policies, programs, and technologies.