Washington – Maryland ranks among the most improved states in forging an energy efficient economy and received high marks for reducing consumption, setting greenhouse gas tailpipe emission standards and transit-oriented development, according to a new report.
The fifth edition of the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy’s State Energy Efficiency Scorecard puts Maryland in the top ten states for the first time, lauding significant increases in utility-sector energy efficiency efforts and energy efficient transportation policies.
“We have set some of the most aggressive goals in America for decreasing energy consumption in Maryland and our efforts to are beginning to bear fruit,” Governor O’Malley said. “Making the investments in safe, clean, reliable and affordable energy can create thousands of jobs in our state, saves money and improves our environment.” See the governor’s full statement.
Learn more about how reducing energy consumption plays an important part of Governor O’Malley’s Smart Green & Growing and EmPOWER Maryland initiatives for a cleaner, greener and more sustainable future for the people of Maryland.