Even the Most Energy Efficient Cities Have Room for Improvement
"Boston is the most energy-efficient large city in the U.S. for the third time running," according to an article by Josh Cohen. "The ranking comes from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy’s third biannual City Energy Efficiency Scorecard."
"The scorecard ranks the 51 largest U.S. cities based on five criteria," explains Cohen: "local government operations, community-wide initiatives, building policies, energy and water utilities, and transportation policies."
Boston scored an 84.5 out of 100 possible points on way to its place at the top of the list, showing that there's still room for improvement, even from the best-performing cities. Speaking of room for improvement, the majority of the cities scored by ACEEE scored less than 40 points. Boston was followed by New York, Seattle, Portland, and Los Angeles in the top five.