Maryland Among Nation's Most Energy-Efficient

Joshua Garner | 1/7/2014, 4:54 p.m.
Inner Harbor in Baltimore (Courtesy of aceee.org)

Maryland has again been ranked among the nation's most energy-efficient states, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.

The state was ranked ninth for the second straight year for its energy-efficiency policies, according to the council's annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

Maryland scored high marks for its statewide green building code and compliance efforts, transit-oriented development initiatives and a variety of policies that encourage energy efficiency and an aggressive energy efficiency resource standard, the council said.

Maryland outranked all other states and jurisdictions in the mid-Atlantic region, including Virginia (no. 36) and the District (no. 33).

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