" //#">. Dannel Malloy has proclaimed his goal to make Connecticut tops in the nation in energy efficiency, in recognition of high energy prices for businesses and residents statewide.
Connecticut has been as high as No. 3 in the ACEEE rankings, first published six years ago. Last year the state ranked No. 9, and in 2010, ranked No. "http://www.ninecakes.com/media/buyonline//#cheap_">cheap .
The ACEEE rankings weigh multiple indicators when rating the 50 states, including government spending for energy-efficiency programs, state goals, building codes, and appliance efficiency standards.
Connecticut's electricity costs among the nation's highest, and the state usually ranks only behind Hawaii and sometimes New York in terms of high energy prices. To decrease overall cost, the state strives to lower its energy usage through efficiency.
ACEEE ranked Massachusetts No. 1, followed by California, New York, Oregon, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Washington, Maryland, and Minnesota. The top five is unchanged from a year ago.
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