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Mon November 11, 2013

VT Drops 2 Spots to 7th in Efficiency Ranking

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Vermont has dropped two spots and now ranks seventh in the country on energy efficiency.

In an annual ranking of states by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy,  Vermont gets high marks for electricity and natural gas efficiency programs.

But because Vermont's rural nature makes mass transit relatively difficult, it loses points for transportation.

Vermont also lags behind national leader Massachusetts on developing combined heat and power projects.

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