[Source: B. Poole, Tucson Citizen] — Arizona failed to make the top 10 among states in energy efficiency policies, according to one nonprofit group. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ranked the state 23rd based on eight categories, including spending on energy efficiency programs, building codes, tax incentives, and transportation policy, according to its news release.
Vermont, Connecticut, and California tied for first on the list, and North Dakota, Wyoming, and Mississippi came in last. Just nine states scored better than 50% out of a possible 44 points in the analysis. Arizona scored 11.5 points. The top three states scored 33 points each. Click here for the full report.