What’s Behind Massachusetts and New York’s Top-Tier Ranking in State Energy Efficiency Scorecard?

What’s behind Massachusetts top ranking on the energy efficiency scorecard?  What can people learn from the ACEEE report and are there more ways to save on energy? Matthew Lanfear, CEO of Great Eastern Energy explains. On Oct. 21, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released its 2015 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. The … [Read more...]

2015 ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard: 20 States Rise and Massachusetts Reigns – But Just Barely

For the fifth year, Massachusetts has earned a #1 ranking on the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)’s State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, scoring 44 out of a possible 50 points. California, hot on the winner’s trail, was only half a point behind. Released earlier this week, the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard analyzes state … [Read more...]

How Should We Define Microgrids? As Energy Efficiency or Some other Animal?

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy does not consider microgrids when it ranks states each year on energy efficiency polices. Microgrids would benefit from being included. State leaders exhibit quite a bit of pride in a high ranking on the scorecard; it’s a good motivational tool to encourage effective energy efficiency policy and … [Read more...]

ACEEE State Scorecard: Why Carrots Are Good

We do not live in a simple world. The US economy, especially, often gets to where it wants to go only by way of rules of the road so complicated that few businesses can operate without attorneys as chauffeurs. So it’s refreshing when a common sense idea, one that requires no new laws, regulations or codes, appears to have huge influence. Such is … [Read more...]