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, according to the fifth edition of the annual ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) during a National Press Club news conference. Available online at http://aceee.org/research-report/e115, the ACEEE Scorecard shows that the top 10 states are: Massachusetts (taking the #1 position for the first time); California (slipping from the top spot it held for the first four editions of the ACEEE Scorecard); New York State; Oregon; Vermont; Washington State; Rhode Island; Minnesota, Connecticut; and Maryland (making its first appearance in the top 10 and also one of the six most improved states in the 2011 ACEEE Scorecard).
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Westchester/Bronx Energy $mart Communities (E$C) partnered with the New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA) to honor the organizations and individuals who continue to work tirelessly to further the progress of the New York Solar Jobs Act. The September 21st event was sponsored by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), and also included industry networking and an awards ceremony for the best solar projects of the year. The winners, in various categories, were: