A new report on energy efficiency ranks New Hampshire in the middle among states, and lowest among the New England states.
The State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, put out annually by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, ranks New Hampshire 20th among states.
It says while the state has energy efficiency incentives in place and is working to reduce energy use in state buildings, it has no policies in place requiring disclosure of a building’s energy use and no public research centers focusing on efficiency.
Massachusetts topped the list for the fifth year in a row. The group says that state shows a strong commitment to energy efficiency under its Green Communities Act.
Vermont was ranked third, Rhode Island fourth, and Connecticut sixth. Maine was 14th.