United States has always been chasing energy dominance and just when it was close to achieving it through its fossil resources the world flipped the cards and said it was time we changed the approach to energy and the country is back to square one in the energy sector. But this seems to be changing as the nation rapidly progresses and adapts to the renewable approach.
For the ninth year in a row, Massachusetts is leading USA’s clean energy efforts, according to the 13th annual state energy efficiency scorecard by ACEEE. The rankings are based on various metrics such as utility and public benefits programs and policies, energy efficiency policies, combined heat and power policies, the state government-led initiatives around energy efficiency, and appliance and equipment standards. The report states that the state has also cut its greenhouse gases by a whopping 3.4% since 1990. California came in second alongside Rhode Island, Vermont and New York in third, fourth and fifth places respectively.
ACEEE executive director Steve Nadal said in the press release – ” If states embrace robust energy-saving measures nationwide, Americans can slash greenhouse gas emissions by 50% and deliver more than $700 billion in energy savings by 2050. It will be interesting to see how the nation fares in the renewable energy sector with the world fighting for energy dominance, and the United States’ claim to dominate the energy sector has been making the nation do some unusual deals and sanction of projects. The residential clean energy sector grew by the 10 folds in the third quarter of 2019.