When it comes to saving energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and renewable energy; which cities in the United States are doing the best with the policies and programs they have implemented? This chart from the Solar Energy Insights team explores the clean energy progress of 75 of the largest cities across the U.S. to see which ones have progressed the most, and which ones still have a lot of work to do. The cities were graded on a variety of policy metrics that could be broken down into five different categories, each of which had a different total number of points to be earned.
Building Policies and Transportation Policies were weighed the heaviest with each equaling a total of 30 points, Community-Wide Initiatives were worth a total of 16 points, Energy and Water Utilities were 15 points, and Local Government was worth 9 points. These five metrics tallied up to a total of 100 points to be awarded to the cities. The city scores ranged from a low of 5.5 points to a high of 77.5 points. What score did your city earn on the 2019 City Clean Energy Scorecard?