? October 20, 2011 California Daybook & News Advisory ... CALIFORNIA TO BE NAMED U.S. ENERGY EFFICIENCY LEADER ACEEE Annual 50-State Scorecard to Show California in Top 10 SACRAMENTO, CA ? California is one of the top 10 states in the U.S. when it comes to energy efficiency, according to the annual 50-state energy efficiency scorecard that will be released by American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) during a live National Press Club news conference at 7 a.m. PDT on Thursday, October 20, 2011. The ACCEE ranking will cover all 50 states, but special attention will be paid to the top 10 states, the 10 states most in need of improvement and the five states showing the biggest positive movement (in alphabetical order and including ties): Alabama, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming. News event speakers will be: * ACEEE Executive Director Steve Nadel; * U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Kathleen Hogan; * Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Richard K. Sullivan, Jr.; * Maryland Energy Administration Director Malcolm Woolf; and * U.S. EPA Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation Gina McCarthy. ONLY FOR REPORTERS OUTSIDE OF D.C.: A live, one-way audio feed from this California news event will be available to reporters outside of Washington, D.C., starting at 6:55 a.m. PDT on October 20, 2011, by dialing 1- (800) 860-2442. Ask for the ?ACEEE 50-state ranking report? news event. FOR D.C.-BASED REPORTERS: Members of the California media in Washington, D.C. area are invited to attend this live news conference starting at 7 a.m. EDT on October 20, 2011, at the National Press Club, 529 14th St., NW, Zenger Room. Reporters are encouraged to RSVP by no later than 12 p.m. PDT October 18, 2011. CONTACT: Patrick Mitchell at (703) 276-3266 or [email protected]gsgroup.com. EDITOR?S NOTE: An electronic copy of the ACEEE 2011 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard report and a high-resolution image of the ACEEE ?logo? will be made available upon request on October 20, 2011. ABOUT ACEEE The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy acts as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors. For information about ACEEE and its programs, publications, and conferences, visit http://aceee.org.