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A new report ranking  the nation’s largest 3 dozen or so cities is out- it is the first one to be published.  (You can view it at: http://aceee.org/local-policy/city-scorecard).  Looking at five different areas, the report also includes recommendations and strategies for all cities to lower energy use, including:

  • Lead by example by improving efficiency in local government operations and facilities.
  • Adopt energy savings goals.
  • Actively manage energy use, track and communicate progress toward goals, and enable access to data on energy usage.
  • Adopt policies to improve efficiency in new and existing buildings.
  • Partner with energy and water utilities to promote and expand energy efficiency programs.
  • Adopt policies and programs to lower transportation energy use through location-efficient development and improved access to additional travel mode choices.

Take a look and see what’s interesting!