The second biennial ranking by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) of the largest 51 cities in the nation was released this week. Some cities saw impressive gains, such as Washington, D.C., which jumped from seventh to third overall in the rankings. Despite those gains, there still is room for improvement. Energy efficiency is crucial to city life and helps create jobs within the community.
The report rated the 51 largest cities in the country in five categories: energy and water utilities, building policies, transportation policies, community-wide initiatives and local government operations.