June 26 — The country’s score dropped to 55.5 points out of 100, compared with 61.5 in the previous ranking. According to ACEEE, the drop is “due to policy changes and some revisions to our scoring methodology.” It is the first efficiency ranking the group has published since President Trump announced the United States would not participate in the Paris climate accord.
Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.