Amy Joi O’Donoghue – The Deseret News
Utah moved up one notch in an annual, national ranking of state policies on energy efficiency, surpassing several neighbors in its middle-of-the-pack score.
The annual report card that put the state at No. 23 in the nation is done by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, which scores states on a broad group of policies in place that speak to wise energy use.
“It sends a message to policymakers that, ‘Hey, this is how our state ranks among other states, and here are some of the measures that top states are taking that we could emulate,'” said Suzanne Pletcher, a spokeswoman with the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project.
The project is a regional organization that works to promote energy-efficiency policies in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. (…)