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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 Activities

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.

Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (Cities-LEAP) Demonstration Projects
Financial assistance awards to increase the abilities of local governments to integrate data and analysis into their decision making
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City Energy: From Data to Decisions
See case studies demonstrating how cities have used Cities-LEAP data and analysis to inform their city energy planning.
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Cities-LEAP Local Government Partners