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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

MO remains No. 44 in energy efficiency; Ill. rises to No. 10

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MO remains No. 44 in energy efficiency; Ill. rises to No. 10

Illinois ranks among the top tier in energy efficiency while Missouri stands near the bottom. The “American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy” released a report ranking Illinois at No. 10 and Missouri at No. 44. Lead author of the report Annie Gilleo said there are two main factors for the discrepancy. “Illinois has long-term energy […]

Illinois ranks among the top tier in energy efficiency while Missouri stands near the bottom.

The “American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy” released a report ranking Illinois at No. 10 and Missouri at No. 44. Lead author of the report Annie Gilleo said there are two main factors for the discrepancy.

“Illinois has long-term energy saving targets in place that are mandatory for utilities” Gilleo said. “Missouri, meanwhile, has voluntary standards in place. We’re also seeing a difference in the two states when it comes to building energy codes.”

The Missouri Department of Economic Development denied comment, but Gilleo further explained factors contributing to Missouri’s low score.

“Missouri is a home-rule state,” she said. “Which means that localities are able to adopt and enforce their own building code standards.”

Illinois is one of the most improved states for energy efficiency, whereas Missouri remained constant.

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