The City Clean Energy Scorecard

October 7, 2020

The 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard analyzes the efforts of 100 major U.S. cities to make buildings and transportation more energy efficient and scale up the use of renewable energy. It provides the most comprehensive national measuring stick for climate progress and a roadmap for future improvements.

The Scorecard finds that leading cities are expanding their clean energy efforts to tackle climate change, while others lag far behind. One-fifth of those examined have community-wide greenhouse gas reductions goals and are on track to meet them.

View the Report            Read the Press Release

Highlights of each city’s progress are included in the fact sheets linked below, drawn from the report. To find extended details on each city’s clean energy efforts, visit our state and local policy database.


2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard Map

View the Fact Sheets

United States Fact Sheet

City Fact Sheets

• Akron • Albuquerque • Allentown • Atlanta • Augusta • Aurora  • Austin • 

Bakersfield • BaltimoreBaton RougeBirminghamBoiseBoston • BridgeportBuffalo

Cape CoralCharlestonCharlotteChicagoChula VistaCincinnatiClevelandColorado SpringsColumbiaColumbus •  

DallasDaytonDenverDes MoinesDetroit 

El Paso 

Fort Worth Fresno 

Grand Rapids • Greensboro

Hartford Henderson Honolulu Houston 

Indianapolis •

Jacksonville •

Kansas City • Knoxville 

Lakeland Las Vegas Little Rock • Long Beach Los Angeles Louisville 

Madison McAllen MemphisMesa Miami • Milwaukee • Minneapolis •

Nashville Newark New HavenNew Orleans New York City • 

Oakland Oklahoma City Omaha Orlando • Oxnard • 

Philadelphia • Phoenix • Pittsburgh • Portland • Providence • Provo • 

• Raleigh • Reno • Richmond • Riverside • Rochester

SacramentoSalt Lake CitySan AntonioSan Diego  • San FranciscoSan JoséSan JuanSeattle • SpringfieldSt. LouisStocktonSt. PaulSt. PetersburgSyracuse • 

Tampa  • Toledo • TucsonTulsa •

Virginia Beach • 

Washington, DC • WichitaWinston-SalemWorcester • 

Mayor's Toolkit for Energy Efficiency

Mayors all over the country are implementing a variety of policies and programs to help their cities achieve clean energy goals, and prioritizing energy efficiency is a vital step.  This toolkit describes seven strategies mayors can implement to improve the energy efficiency of their cities.

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