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BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration today announced the Commonwealth has been named the most energy efficient state in the nation by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for the seventh consecutive year. Massachusetts continues to receive top marks for its energy efficiency policies and programs, particularly the energy efficiency programs offered by the Commonwealth’s utilities under the Mass Save® brand and for promoting smart growth development in cities and towns. The full 2017 ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard can be found here.
Earth Overshoot Day marks the date each year when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services exceeds what our planet can regenerate in a year. This year that date is August 2, six days earlier than in 2016 and the earliest ever since these calculations began.
In concert with 2017 Earth Overshoot Day, Global Footprint Network has launched a new mobile-friendly calculator that individuals can use to measure and assess their own ecological footprint. Calculate your own personal overshoot day and find out how many planets it takes to support your lifestyle.