North Dakota, Minnesota at opposite ends of energy efficiency scorecard

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January 4, 2021 - 7:42am

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The article shows how, after evaluating the fifty states and their implementation of energy efficiency and zero emissions policy and goals, North Dakota comes in second-to-last, whereas Minnesota's scorecard comes in at the top 10. Still leading the country in energy efficiency and energy policy is California. Minnesota owes its scorecard to the fact it has mirrored California's energy conservation and zero-emissions plans, as well as fuel-producing vehicle. Additionally, Minnesota was able to secure a top-10 position thanks to the time it had been allowed to implement said policies thanks to the 2007 Next Generation Energy ACT. North Dakota, on the other hand, has not made any efforts to change the minimum requirements set by the federal government (insufficient to reverse or reduce some of the climate damages).

You may find North Dakota's energy scorecard here.

You may find Minnesota's energy scorecard here.


Olson, D. (2020, Dec. 31). "North Dakota, Minnesota at opposite ends of energy efficiency scorecard." InFORUM. Retrieved from

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Anonymous, "North Dakota, Minnesota at opposite ends of energy efficiency scorecard ", contributed by Briana Leone, The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 10 January 2021, accessed 5 March 2024.