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Connecticut 6th in energy efficiency

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Connecticut is among the most energy efficient states in the country, according to a new scorecard.

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy annual rankings put the state in the top 10.

The rankings are issued with the support of the Department of Energy.

The top 10 were Massachusetts, California, Vermont, Rhode Island, Oregon, Connecticut, Maryland, Washington, and New York, with Minnesota and Illinois tied for 10th place.

“As states move to frame their plans under the federal Clean Power Plan, this year marks a tipping point for energy efficiency,” said Steve Nadel, ACEEE executive director. “State policies are increasingly encouraging utilities to invest in cost-effective efficiency, prompting them to adopt new business models that align their interests with those of customers and policymakers.”

Connecticut was specifically recognized for its financial incentives and the state bond commission’s $15 million in energy efficiency investments.

To check out the study, click here.

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