The City of Rockville was the top-scoring Maryland municipality in a 2020 analysis of cities’ energy efficiency and renewable energy strategies.
Rockville received a score of 27 out of 70, placing it seventh among 30 small and mid-sized cities nationally ranked on the City Clean Energy Scorecard. The self-scoring tool by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy measured energy efficiency and greenhouse gas-related metrics, policies and programs. It was the first time the city participated in the analysis, which also ranked the Maryland municipalities of Takoma Park, Annapolis, Edmonston, College Park and Thurmont.
Rockville received points for renewable-sourced electricity purchases by the city and community, solar co-op participation, the city’s climate action planning launch, and green building codes. Rockville is continuing to work with ACEEE and the Sustainable States Initiative to learn about viable cutting-edge best practices as the city develops its first Climate Action Plan.
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