Planning for a Clean Energy Future


  • Real time analysis and understand how your city's unique characteristics shape optimal GHG abatement and clean energy pathways

  • Access and use of DOE-provided data on energy use in 23,400 U.S. cities to evaluate and prioritize city-level energy actions

  • Newly developed, data-based energy policy evaluation methods based on unique city characteristics

  • Significant, nationwide GHG abatement potential of city-level actions and the comparative impact of different types of energy actions including transit, buildings, and solar

  • Cities taking innovative action to integrate data and analysis to move more strategically toward a clean energy future


This session will explore how cities can use newly available energy use data and policy analysis to move toward a clean energy future.  Compare city energy use through the Department of Energy’s City Energy Profile tool, which provides data on electricity, natural gas, and vehicle fuel use as well as six additional energy metrics for every U.S. city.  Presentations include data-based city policy evaluation results from a National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) analysis based on this new dataset of energy consumption in nearly 24,000 cities.

The  presentation features two of the DOE Cities-LEAP local government-led teams of funding recipients, Portland, Oregon and Bellevue, Washington, discussing their innovative approaches to integrating data and analysis into city decision making and prioritization toward a clean energy future.