State cracks top five in energy efficiency

Connecticut pulled into a fifth-place tie with New York on the 2016 installment of the annual Energy Efficiency Scorecard from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, which analyzes policies, industry investments and results in states and major metropolitan areas nationally. California tied Massachusetts for the top slot, followed by Vermont and Rhode Island.

It marked the fifth time in 10 years that Connecticut cracked the top five on the ACEEE study, with the state placing sixth on the 2015 installment of the rankings. Massachusetts has held or shared the top slot seven straight years, while California is the lone state to make the top five every year of the ACEEE rankings. The study attempts to credit states for both their policies and the actual results they achieve as a result of various initiatives, on everything from savings at the electric meter, to stringency of building codes with respect to conserving energy; to efforts to make freight transportation more efficient. Connecticut lists incentive programs for energy efficiency online at


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