Virginia ranked 29th in the recent ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. While the state scored lower than in previous years, the annual report did not factor in Governor Northam’s Executive Order as it had not yet been signed.
“It’s a really good time to be involved in clean energy in Virginia,” said VAEEC Executive Director Chelsea Harnish. “We’re on the cusp of something exciting.”
Virginia and other states with modest starting points can begin with basics such as efficient lighting before addressing more advanced measures such as appliance standards, building code upgrades, attic insulation, building retrofits, smart meters and demand-response programs.