This paper examines the efficiency-related laws and their implementing regulations, including efficiency procurement plans and reformed utility financial incentives, which have enabled some states and utilities to achieve nation-leading levels of efficiency investments and consumer savings. It provides: (1) a description of the current status of efficiency policies and investments in different states across the country; and (2) recommended policies and best practices that can enable all states to achieve levels of efficiency investments and associated savings, job creation, and increased competitiveness thus far only experienced by a handful of states.