State and Local Policy Database


Policymakers, regulators, and citizens are increasingly recognizing that energy efficiency is a crucially important resource. States and localities are leading the way when it comes to implementing energy-efficient policies and programs. ACEEE’s State and Local Policy Database includes comprehensive information on energy efficiency policies currently implemented at the state and local level. The database tracks policy activity across multiple sectors, including government, utilities, transportation, buildings, combined heat and power, and appliance standards. Click a state or city on the map to learn more about the policies that encourage energy efficiency in each area.

The State and Local Policy Database is updated at least once per year with data collected for the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard and City Energy Efficiency Scorecard. Communities not included in the database can use the Local Energy Efficiency Self-Scoring Tool to compare their efficiency policies to other communities. Users of the tool are welcome to submit their policy information to ACEEE. Resources permitting, ACEEE staff will verify submissions and publicly recognize the results of additional communities by including them in this online database.

States and localities are laying the groundwork, but there is still much more that can be done to improve energy efficiency throughout the nation. ACEEE assessed progress for the country as a whole in a white paper, Energy Efficiency: Is the United States Improving?. For more information on how the United States’ energy efficiency policies compare to the policies of other countries, see also the International Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

To begin, click an orange city or a blue state on the map above.