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Center for American Progress Ranks State Energy Efficiency Policies

A new report released today by the Center for American Progress, a left-leaning think tank with close ties to the Obama administration, ranks the states with

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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Aug 31, 2010

A new report released today by the Center for American Progress, a left-leaning think tank with close ties to the Obama administration, ranks the states with the best policies “to accelerate demand for energy efficiency services, businesses, and ultimately jobs.”

The top 10, starting with the best, are: Connecticut, California, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, Texas, North Carolina, New York and Ohio. (I note that there’s very little representation on this list from the middle of the country.)

According to a summary of the report:

As this market rapidly grows in coming years, states that have put in place strong policies for energy efficiency will be best positioned to capture these new employment opportunities for construction workers in clean energy.

Paolo Reyna | Paolo is a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, majoring in International Studies with a Latin American emphasis. During the fall semester of 2012, he had the opportunity to study abroad in Peru, which piqued his interest in international growth. He learned about the disparities that impact indigenous peoples, got a taste of Peruvian culture, and improved his Spanish skills. Mitchel interned with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, conducting research on food security in Latin America, after being inspired by his foreign experience. He wants to work in international development and for a government department, writing legislation. He loves playing intramural basketball and practicing for the Chicago marathon when he is not thinking about current events in Latin America.

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