CT Moves to #5 on Energy Efficient Policies

September 17, 2019

I am excited to share some good news with you about Connecticut’s improved rank in the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard as it relates to energy efficiency policies.

Our state’s track record on a strong commitment to energy efficiency initiatives is laudable and, as co-chair of the legislature’s Energy and Technology Committee, I couldn’t be more pleased with Connecticut moving to the number 5 rank nationwide.

Data collected from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) 2018 State Energy Scorecard on all 50 states and D.C., ranked the states on their local policies and efforts to promote clean energy.

In recent years, we have worked to update our building energy codes, offer financial incentives to consumers including loans and sales tax exemptions for energy efficient products and added standards for certain compact electronic devices such as audio players, televisions and others.

And this past session we set the ground work towards sustainable green initiatives by making investments in renewable energy and green technology to help us achieve some of our long term energy goals.

The Department of Energy & Environment Protection website has additional information on state programs and initiatives.