Sciortino, Michael


Michael Sciortino is a senior policy analyst, and scorecard report lead, at the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy.

Energy Efficiency Scorecard Results Are In: Massachusetts Tops list; California Comes in Second

By Michael Sciortino

A sour U.S. economy, tight state budgets, and a failure by Congress to adopt a comprehensive energy strategy have not slowed the growing momentum among U.S. states toward increased energy efficiency. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released the fifth edition of its annual ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard today, ranking the energy efficiency of 50 states.

The top 10 states are:  Massachusetts (taking the #1 position for the first time); California (slipping to #2 after holding the #1 position for the first four editions of the ACEEE Scorecard); New York State; Oregon; Vermont; Washington State; Rhode Island; Minnesota, Connecticut; and Maryland.