Oct. 20, 2011: Markey: Another Championship for Massachusetts

State Called Most Energy Efficient in Nation

Medford, MA (October 20, 2011) – Massachusetts was called the most energy efficient state in the nation today by the experts at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, beating out California for the top spot for the first time. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), dean of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation and the co-author of several key energy efficiency bills, including the Appliance Efficiency Act of 1987 and the fuel economy standards increase in 2007, today released the following statement:

 “The Red Sox may not be playing in the fall classic, but being the green monster of energy efficiency is a championship all Bay Staters can celebrate. For centuries, the people of Massachusetts have done more with less. Efficiency is in our DNA, and our economy, our environment, and our ability to prosper all flow from our shared values embodied in this award. It is because of Governor Deval Patrick’s leadership and commitment to both energy efficiency and economic development in the Commonwealth that we continue this excellence today.

 “As for the Sox…wait ‘til next year!”