Minneapolis #8 in Energy Efficiency Programs
American Council for an Energy Efficiency Economy (ACEEE) recently put together an energy efficiency scorecard of the 34 largest U.S. cities. Minneapolis received a score of 55 which puts us 8th for energy efficiency programs. The scorecard shows that we are the best city in the Midwest and are doing fairly well on all of the measures. No city was perfect, the highest ranked city, Boston, received a score of 76.75 out of 100. The scorecard highlights that we all have to keep working on improving energy efficiency programs in our cities.
On the infographic below you can see scores in specific areas such as buildings, transportation and community (click it to be taken to the interactive website). How can you (yes you!) help improve Minneapolis’ score? One way is to support the programs we already have in place. Schedule a home energy visit or use our transportation system. When programs have high demand the more likely the program will improve and expand. Whatever the ranking -Minneapolis is always number 1 in my mind!