The 2020 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard grading U.S. states on their energy-saving initiatives will be released on Dec. 16, 2020, by the nonprofit and nonpartisan American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
The data also will be discussed at 12 p.m. ET during a webinar featuring Colorado Governor Jared Polis, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, and Andrew McAllister, commissioner, California Energy Commission.
Among key findings in the ACEEE report are the top 10 states, states to watch, regional leaders (in the Northeast, South, Midwest, Southwest and West), most and least improved states, and the five states at the bottom of the ranking. The ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard is often cited as a motivating factor in the decisions of states looking to improve their energy-saving initiatives.
The report analyzes the efforts of states to make buildings and transportation more energy-efficient as a cost-effective tool for slashing emissions and meeting state clean energy goals. It provides a national measuring stick for state climate progress and serves as a roadmap for future improvements.
The report also assesses the impact of the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic on carbon-cutting efforts.