ACEEE Annual 50-State Scorecard to Show New State in #1 Spot and Big Shifts in Standing of Other States; Top 10 States and 10 States Most in Need of Improvement Among Those to be Highlighted: AL, CA, CT, IL, KS, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NY, ND, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TN, VT, WA, WV, and WY.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There's a new #1 U.S. state and other states have moved significantly up and down the rankings when it comes to energy efficiency, according to the annual 50-state energy efficiency scorecard that will be released by American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) during a live National Press Club news conference at 10 a.m. EDT on Thursday, October 20, 2011.
The ACEEE ranking will cover all 50 states, but special attention will be paid to the top 10 states, the 10 states most in need of improvement and the five states showing the biggest positive movement (in alphabetical order): Alabama, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.
News event speakers will be:
- ACEEE Executive Director Steve Nadel;
- U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Kathleen Hogan;
- Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Richard K. Sullivan, Jr.;
- Maryland Energy Administration Director Malcolm Woolf; and
- U.S. EPA Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation Gina McCarthy.
FOR D.C.-BASED REPORTERS: Members of the media in Washington, D.C. area are invited to attend this live news conference starting at 10 a.m. EDT on October 20, 2011, at the National Press Club, 529 14th St., NW, Zenger Room. Reporters are encouraged to RSVP by no later than 3 p.m. EDT October 18, 2011.
ONLY FOR REPORTERS OUTSIDE OF D.C.: A live, one-way audio feed from this news event will be available to reporters outside of Washington, D.C., starting at 9:55 a.m. EDT on October 20, 2011, by dialing 1- (800) 860-2442. Ask for the "ACEEE 50-state ranking report" news event.
EDITOR'S NOTE: An electronic copy of the ACEEE 2011 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard report and a high-resolution image of the ACEEE "logo" will be made available upon request on October 20, 2011.
About ACEEE: The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy acts as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors. For information about ACEEE and its programs, publications, and conferences, visit http://aceee.org.
SOURCE ACEEE, Washington, D.C.