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ACEEE rankings show a fifth of U.S. cities are on track to meet climate goals

The latest rankings of U.S. cities’ clean energy efforts from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy released last week show a wide gap between leading cities and many others that lag far behind. The 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard analyzed efforts of 100 major U.S. cities to make buildings and transportation more energy efficient and promote renewable energy. Only a fifth are on track to meet their community-wide greenhouse gas reductions goals. The rest are not on track, didn’t provide adequate data or have not set a goal, according to ACEEE. “Bottom-scoring cities are years behind the policy efforts of the leaders. If cities are to s...

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