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ACEEE 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard Released (Ind. Report)
ACEEE
Date: 2020-10-07
The fifth ACEEE City Clean Energy Scorecard measures the progress of city policies and programs that save energy, encourage renewable energy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions while also focusing on equity in development and delivery.

ACEEE ranks 100 large U.S. cities for their energy efficiency and renewable energy efforts across 5 policy areas -- local government operations, community-wide initiatives, buildings, energy and water utilities, and transportation.

In this year's results, New York earns the top spot in the rankings for the first time. followed by Boston and Seattle (tied for second) and Minneapolis and San Francisco (tied for fourth). St. Paul and St. Louis are the most-improved since the 2019 City Scorecard.

The report notes many cities continue to ramp up their clean energy efforts, but bottom-scoring cities are years behind the policy efforts of the leaders. The Scorecard provides a roadmap for cities aiming to take the next step in their pursuit of clean energy by learning from others' successes and adapting best practices to suit their own communities.

Download the ACEEE 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard HERE.. (Source: ACEEE, PR, 6 Oct., 2020) Contact: ACEEE, www3.aceee.org

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Boston Tops 2019 City Clean Energy, Efficiency List (Ind. Report)
City Clean Energy Scorecard
Date: 2019-07-29
For the second consecutive year, Boston has been ranked the top U.S. city for energy efficiency, according to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) 2019 City Clean Energy Scorecard's comprehensive look at any and all initiatives taken by cities to become more energy efficient.

Boston city officials credit its Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO) requiring all large and medium-sized buildings to report their annual energy usage and complete an energy savings action or energy assessment every five years.

San Francisco came in second in the ratings followed by Seattle, Minneapolis and Washington D.C. in that order. (Source: ACEEE City Clean Energy Scorecard, Up to Boston, 27 July, 2019) Contact: City Clean Energy Scorecard, www.aceee.org/local-policy/city-scorecard; ACEEE, www.aceee.org

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ACEEE, Bloomberg Am. Cities Climate Challenge Partner (Ind. Report)
ACEEE,Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge
Date: 2018-12-21
In a blog post, Michael R. Bloomberg announced Charlotte as the nineteenth winning city of Bloomberg's American Cities Climate Challenge.

The $70 million program, which was launched in June, will help 20 winning cities accelerate their ambitious climate efforts by providing significant resources, including technical assistance and staff capacity, to help them reduce carbon emissions by saving energy and using clean energy sources. The selected cities will target energy savings in the buildings and transportation sectors, the sectors most responsible for energy use and carbon emissions.

ACEEE will partner with the Climate Challenge by expanding the program's independent City Clean Energy Scorecard (fka City Energy Efficiency Scorecard) for assessing local energy efficiency policies and programs. The 2019 City Scorecard will expand from scoring 51 of the largest US cities to 75, with the goal of assessing 100 in future editions. The Climate Challenge cities will serve as models for building public-private and community-based energy efficiency strategies, which can save money, create jobs, clean the air, and protect health.(Source: ACEEE, Blog Post, 19 Dec., 2018) Contact: ACEEE, (202) 507-4000, www.aceee.org; Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge, www.bloomberg.org/program/environment/climatechallenge

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