Massachusetts edges out California for first place in the annual rankings from the Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. California ranks second, New York is third, and Oregon, Washington, Vermont and Rhode Island tie for fourth place.
The council's State Energy Efficiency Scorecard showed Massachusetts in the top spot, edging out California with a score of 45.5 out of a possible 50 points. California had 44 points, then there was a drop to New York in third with a score of 38, followed by Oregon (37.5). Washington, Vermont and Rhode Island were next with identical scores of 34.