Oregon was ranked the third most energy efficient state in the nation.

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released its annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard this month.

Oregon tied for third with Vermont and Rhode Island. Massachusetts took first for the fourth year in a row, followed by California.

Oregon provides a variety of financial benefits for energy-efficient investments, and several research centers that focus on energy efficiency, according to The Statesman Journal.

“Oregon continues to improve its position as a leader in energy efficiency,” reads the ACEEE report. “The Energy Trust of Oregon, along with other efficiency administrators, consistently achieves high levels of energy savings for the state, and policy makers emphasize efficiency across a variety of areas.”

ACEEE is a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. that works to advance efficient energy policies, programs and technologies. This is the eighth year they have ranked states’ energy efficiency.

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