Ten of the nation’s largest cities have teamed up with the goal of saving $1 billion per year in energy costs in buildings. The City Energy Project will be advised by the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Institute for Market Transformation, with a combined $9 million in funding support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and the Kresge Foundation over three years.
Call it a federation for our times. Ten big US cities have joined forces to figure out this energy efficiency thing and show the world how it’s done.
Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Orlando, Philadelphia and Salt Lake City announced their mission Wednesday: to achieve $1 billion annually in energy savings from buildings. The cities plan to share information among themselves and later the world about their successes and failures.