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MEEA held a webinar to review of the Midwest states’ progress in the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) 2015 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. The annual scorecard provides a benchmark for states’ progress with energy efficiency policies and programs, and offers a toolkit for policymakers to increase savings from energy efficiency investments in their state. States are scored across six policy areas, including: utility policies and programs, transportation initiatives, building energy codes, development of combined heat and power, state government-led initiatives, and state-level appliance standards.
Annie Gilleo, State Policy Research Analyst with ACEEE and lead author of the 2015 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, provided an overview of the Scorecard and methodology used, along with a review of the Midwest states’ rankings. Lee Colten, Assistant Director with Kentucky’s Department for Energy Development and Independence, Brian Selinger Team Energy Lead at the Iowa Economic Development Authority Energy Office, and Anthony Fryer, Building Technologies Program Administrator for the Minnesota Department of Commerce presented on their state’s recent energy efficiency successes in regards to energy code adoption and compliance, utility energy efficiency programs, and state government initiatives.