A new report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) ranks Ohio 24th in the country in energy efficiency policy. According to the report, 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 top 10 states in the fifth edition of the ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard are: Massachusetts, California, New York, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, Rhode Island, Minnesota, Connecticut and Maryland. The Scorecard ranks states based on an array of metrics that capture best practices and recognize leadership in energy efficiency policy and program implementation. The full report is available here.