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Bay State named No. 1 in energy efficiency

Bay State named No. 1 in energy efficiency


September 29, 2017


Massachusetts has been named the most energy efficient state in the country by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy for the seventh straight year.

“As Massachusetts continues to make historic investments and progress in clean energy development, energy efficiency remains the most cost-effective method of reducing ratepayer costs and lowering greenhouse gas emissions,” Gov. Charlie Baker said in a statement.

The council’s scorecard measures states in six categories of energy efficiency policy and programs, including utility programs, transportation, building energy codes, combined heat and power, state government policies, and appliance standards, the statement says.

Baker announced $10 million in funding for six new programs intended to increase affordable access to clean energy and energy efficiency programs, according to the statement. The state Department of Energy Resources also announced more than $4.6 million in grants to nine innovative peak demand reduction projects, the statement says.


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