The Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (Cities-LEAP) project delivers standardized, localized energy data and analysis that enables cities to lead clean energy innovation and integrate strategic energy analysis into decision making.
Cities-LEAP supports the widespread implementation of city-sponsored data-driven energy policies, programs, and projects that have the potential to drive a sea change in the national energy landscape.
Through the Cities-LEAP resources below, cities can do the following:
- Set climate or energy goals
- Prioritize and implement energy strategies
- See the impacts of potential climate or energy action plans
- Learn from peers about city energy planning best practices
- Get access to credible data and transparent, usable analytic methodologies
- Make data-driven energy decisions.
Cities-LEAP is focused on the following activities:
- Demonstration Cities: Develop and pilot data-driven decision frameworks by local or tribal governments to support their energy and climate goals.
- Actions, Goals, and Metrics Mapping: Improve city energy decision making by mapping specific city energy or climate policies and actions to measurable impacts and results.
- City Energy Profile Tool: Develop data resources that provide comprehensive, standardized, and usable estimates of local energy use for every city in the United States.
- Identify Possible Futures: Outline a vision for what cities could collectively realize by achieving aggressive energy and climate targets.
Cities-LEAP Local Projects
Cities-LEAP project funding enables local governments to increase their ability to integrate energy data and analysis into their decision making.
- Estimating the National Carbon Abatement Potential of City Policies: A Data-Driven Approach (2016)
- City-Level Energy Decision Making: Data Use in Energy Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation in U.S. Cities (2015)
For more information on Cities-LEAP, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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