Massachusetts has been named the most energy-efficient state in the country for the 9th year in a row, according to a recent report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
Due to its laser focus on energy-efficient programs and policies, especially the programs offered by the state utilities, the state continues to rank high for its progress in the clean energy development.
ENERGY STAR was launched by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1992 as a voluntary program but it’s now co-managed by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and EPA.
This program has been a symbol for energy efficiency in the country, helping individuals and businesses save money as well as protect the environment through improved energy utilization strategies.
Colorado’s low-income households are being encouraged by their local energy assistance agencies to consider installing solar panels. Using solar power solves two problems at once: a) it reduces GHG emissions which is good for everyone; and b) it brings down the electricity bills of low-income families.