Government Lead by Example Initiatives

(Document - 1/7/2019)
While governors across the country are setting innovative energy policies, energy efficiency can help them go even farther toward meeting state goals. Saving energy creates jobs, develops the workforce, grows state economies, improves public health...
(Press Release - 10/4/2018)
States up efficiency investments & power savings; push net-zero buildings & electric vehicles; NJ, CT, CO, SD improve most; MA and CA lead Washington, DC— As the US government loosens environmental rules, states are investing more in energy...
(Document - 10/4/2018)
The twelfth edition of the ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard gives a progress report on state energy efficiency policies and programs that save energy and produce environmental and economic benefits. The Scorecard uses data vetted by state...
(Blog Post - 9/27/2018)
If 2018 were an energy-saving roller coaster, the 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard would be your souvenir photo capturing a year of promising highs and a few stomach-churning lows in efficiency policy. Next Thursday, ACEEE will release the...
(Document - 8/24/2018)
Comments submitted to the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy on the topic of the Virginia Energy Plan. The comments recommend incorporating energy effiency into the plan in five specific ways. 
(Blog Post - 11/21/2017)
Residents and businesses across the country are saving energy and money thanks to smart state policies. Their stories help explain why some states climbed in our 2017 State Scorecard or maintained strong standings. This year for the first time, we...
(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...
(Document - 9/26/2016)
This tenth edition of the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard measures the progress of state policies and programs that save energy while also benefiting the environment and promoting growth. We use data vetted by state energy officials to rank states...
(Document - 3/16/2016)
Regional energy efficiency planning, especially across state lines, has unique benefits and challenges. This paper surveys a sample of current regional planning and implementation efforts across the country. It describes how to engage decision...