27 Sep '13, 11am

Green News: Boston Tops Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Among the country's 34 largest cities, Boston, Massachusetts, is doing the most to promote energy efficiency, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Cities were judged on how well they advanced energy efficiency in five areas: transportation policies, local government operations, community-wide initiatives, buildings policies, and energy, water utilities and public benefits program. "Energy efficiency may be the cheapest, most abundant, and most underutilized resource for local economic and community development," the Washington-based non-profit said. This first edition of the City Energy Efficiency Scorecard was designed to help local officials improve energy efficiency in their communities by learning about successful approaches elsewhere. Boston scored a total of 76.75 points of a possible 100. ACEEE said its community programs and ut...

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