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Minnesota once again leads the Midwest in annual energy efficiency ranking

6 Nov 2017


Minnesota is the only Midwest state ranked in the top 10 of the annual American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

The state’s ninth place standing, announced this week, topped Michigan and Illinois (tied for 11th); Iowa (19th); Wisconsin (24th); Ohio (31st) and Indiana (40th). South Dakota and North Dakota rounded out the bottom.

Last year Minnesota ranked 10th on the scorecard and was, once again, the only Midwest state to make the Top 10.

The state’s largest city, Minneapolis, came in 11th among major American cities, joining Chicago (7th) as the only Midwest representatives in the top 15.

The state rankings consider six general policy areas — state programs, building codes and compliance, combined heat and power (CHP) initiatives, utility energy efficiency programs, transportation and appliance standards.

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