Due to the pandemic, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy‘s (ACEEE) 2020 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard revealed challenges as momentum for state energy efficiency goals slowed with a loss of nearly 500,000 energy jobs, A number of states foster equity in their energy policies and programs, and this State Scorecard includes new types of data collection regarding social equity in state energy planning, decision making and job training. Success of high scoring states was driven by incentives, new construction, and improved sustainability in states’ transportation sector. Wisconsin ranked 26th as shown in ACEEE’s Map of Scorecard Rankings below.
Areas of improvement where Wisconsin falls below national median scores include transportation and buildings. It noted that the PSC has been studying potential policies and standards to help support EVs and related infrastructure, but that we could strengthen smart growth policies and incentivize high efficiency vehicles. It notes that residential and commercial building codes adopted by the state have significant weakening amendments view state factsheet.