City Energy Efficiency Scorecard 2013

Energy efficiency may be the cheapest, most abundant, and underutilized resource for local economic and community development. Considerable evidence documents that investments in energy efficiency can improve community self-reliance and resilience; save money for households, businesses, anchor institutions, and local governments; create local jobs; extend the life of and reduce the costs and risks of critical infrastructure investments; catalyze ocal economic reinvestment; improve the livability and the local asset value of the builtenvironment; and protect human health and the natural environment through reducing emissions of criteria pollutants and greenhouse gases.  Local leadership and commitment to energy efficiency . . .

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