News Release: Texas Jumps 8 spots in ACEEE’s State Energy Efficiency Scorecard
Texas had the largest improvement of any state in the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) 9th State Energy Efficiency Scorecard released today and SPEER was cited in the report as a catalyst for the rapid improvement. The Lone Star State jumped 8 positions to 26th and reversed a consistently downward trend, from 11th in 2007’s initial assessment to 34th last year.
SPEER provides overview on energy efficiency in the Clean Power Plan
Last week, the EPA released the final version of the Clean Power Plan, the regulation for carbon emissions from existing power plants. While the final version is more stringent nationally than the draft version, for the two states in which SPEER works, the final rule is less stringent, reducing the final emissions levels by 15% for Texas and by 10% for Oklahoma compared to the draft rule.