Today, Choose Energy writer Terri Williams shares the second article in a two-part series on Texas energy efficiency. Today’s article focuses on Texas’ rank in the 2019 Energy Efficiency Scorecard.
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), has released its 2019 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.
The state of Texas is tied for 26th place on the scorecard and has dropped from the 25th spot since last year. However, the city of Austin is ranked in the top 10 U.S. cities.
The top 10 states, in order, are Massachusetts, California, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Minnesota, Oregon, and Washington. The bottom 10, in order, are Wyoming, North Dakota, Louisiana, West Virginia, South Dakota, Kansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Alabama, and South Carolina.
Each state is ranked on the basis of 6 different factors in the Energy Efficiency Scorecard. Below is an overview of the factors – and also the rankings for several major cities in Texas.