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This MEEA Policy Webinar, held on November 17, 2011, outlined the leading states in the Midwest, reviewed current trends, and highlighted programs in Illinois and Michigan, drawing from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's 2011 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard and energy efficiency experts from the state energy offices.
Michael Sciortino, from ACEEE, presented on the newly released ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. He discussed the leading states in the Midwest and reasons for the recent gains. He further discussed the current trends in the Midwest that were used to quantify the ACEEE Scorecard rankings, and an explanation on why Michigan, Illinois and Nebraska were named the three most improved states. Best practices and programs were highlighted within the states.
Agnes Mrozowski, from the Illinois Energy Office, presented on Illinois Energy Now, the Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity’s program that provides public sector customers with financial incentives to make energy improvements.
Robert Ozar, from the Michigan Public Service Commission, presented on Michigan’s Public Act 295 which is a comprehensive energy package promoting private investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency, and highlighted some of the successful programs within the state.