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.

Transportation

Top 10 Cities

PORT
  • 19.5
    19.5
    Highest
  • Median
  • Lowest
BOS
  • 19
ATL
  • 17.5
SF
  • 16
PHIL
  • 15.5
MPLS
  • 15
DC
  • 14
NYC
  • 13
DAL
  • 13
DEN
  • 12.5
BEST PRACTICES
  • Ensure zoning and construction regulations encourage the development of bike, transit, and pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods and commercial areas to help reduce miles traveled by car.
  • Coordinate transportation and land use planning to improve access to energy-efficient transportation options, and provide additional options such as car and bike sharing. 
  • Increase service levels and funding available for public transit.
  • Provide incentives for purchasing efficient vehicles, encourage fuel-saving driving habits, and improve electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
  • Encourage greater use of efficient methods for transporting goods, such as rail and water.