Wednesday, June 6, 2007

CT #1 in Efficiency!!

At least according to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy we are. This organization has ranked CT #1 in its State Efficiency Scorecard. Well, actually we're tied for first place with VT and California, but we can still say we're #1! The ranking does not necessarily mean that we are the most energy efficient state, just that they feel we have the best policies. Here are the criteria they used:
1. Spending on Utility and Public Benefits Energy Efficiency Programs
2. Energy Efficiency Resource Standards (EERS)
3. Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
4. Building Energy Codes
5. Transportation Policies
6. Appliance and Equipment Efficiency Standards
7. Tax Incentives
8. State Lead by Example and Research & Development
I wonder if we will break the ties once the new energy bill is enacted.

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