New York City, Boston, Seattle, Minneapolis, and San Francisco took the top 5 spots on the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s annual clean energy scorecard, which analyzed and scored 100 major U.S. cities.
Uptake of select new actions. Chart courtesy of ACEEE
The report revealed that cities took 160 new actions since the 2019 scorecard. According to ACEEE Director of Local Policy David Ribeiro, these actions ranged from practical steps that made their fleets more efficient to cutting-edge initiatives like building performance standards.
Cities were scored on five policy categories:
local government operations (10 points) community-wide initiatives (15 points) buildings policies (30 points) energy and water utilities (15 points) transportation policies (30 points)