The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released their 11th annual report on state energy efficiency last week, ranking all states on their energy efficiency goals.┬áThis year, Maryland fell one spot behind last year to number 10 but still out-performed states in the region. The well-established EmPOWER Maryland program has set ambitious energy savings goals, but “will require a continued commitment by Maryland to adequately fund and continually improve” the program and achieve its targets. Maryland earned a perfect score for its combined heat and power (CHP) policies; however, Maryland scored ZERO on appliance efficiency standards (current standards are a decade old) and the state’s utilities earned a measly 8.5 out of 20 for advancing energy efficiency programs and policies. Click HERE for the Maryland scorecard.

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