How Is Your City Saving Energy?

A new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ranks America's 34 largest cities on what they are doing to save energy and costs in five key areas. Click on the map to see how cities scored.

Portland

Rank #2
TOTAL SCORE: 70
  • 17.25 Lowest
  • 43.69 Median
  • 70
  • 76.75 Highest
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Local
Government
Community Initiatives
Buildings
Energy Water Utilities & Public Benefits Program
Transportation
#1
#8
#7
#4
#1
13.75/15
7.5/10
14.5/29
14.75/18
19.5/28
City Stats
  • City pop.: 603,106
  • Land area: 133 mi2
  • Metro pop.: 2,289,800
  • Utilities: PGE (elec), NW Natural (gas)
  • Non-car commuters: 33%
BEST PRACTICES
  • On track to meet city’s Climate Action Plan goals and has dedicated funding for energy efficiency.
  • Policies in place to encourage compact development, reduce vehicle trips, and improve zoning and land use planning.
  • Established energy-saving goals and strong policies for government operations, public buildings and vehicles.
Areas for Improvement
  • Require commercial and residential buildings to rate and report energy use.
  • Expand the use of combined heat and power.