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Survey: California Ranks as a National Leader in Energy Efficiency

The California model for energy efficiency helps California continue national leadership in energy efficiency.

According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, California ranks second nationally in a survey of energy efficiency.

The survey is the latest validation of California’s success in energy efficiency policy, which dates back to the 1970s.

Over the last 35 years, California has pioneered an innovative California model for energy efficiency, which has helped keep per capita energy use in California nearly flat. During that same period of time, electricity usage in the rest of the United States continued to rise by 50 percent.

The survey is featured in the “Capitol Alert” section of the Sacramento Bee website. Here is an Excerpt of the article:

Energy-efficiency group gives California high marks

 

California energy officials Wednesday touted the state’s strong showing in a new nationwide survey of energy efficiency.

The state finished second in the scorecard compiled by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, a Washington, D.C.-based group that pushes energy efficiency efforts around the country.

The article went on to quote California Energy Commission member Andrew McAllister as saying, “The future energy grid is really upon us in California.”

According to the article, McAllister attributed California’s success in energy efficiency to:

…California’s high ranking to its standards on home appliances and new construction, utility rebate programs that encourage people to turn in inefficient appliances, and the increasing number of zero-emission and electric vehicles.

To learn more about the California model for energy efficiency and how California is leading the nation in innovative efficiency policy click here.

The full article is available here: http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2013/11/energy-watchdog-puts-california-in-top-five-for-efficiency.html#mi_rss=Latest%20News