The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy issued its 2016 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard last week, and the results show a mixed bag for U.S. policy makers and the construction, industry, and transportation sectors. The United States is top-ranked when it comes to appliance and equipment standards, for instance, but lags in combined heat and power (CHP) capacity, building labeling, water efficiency and a host of transportation metrics.

— Utility Dive