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Understanding Energy Use in Cities: Cities are taking major steps to conserve energy, improve energy efficiency, and adopt clean energy in their jurisdictions. We studied a sample of U.S. cities to explore how data was being used....
See an infographic with examples of the SLED City Energy Profiles.

Learning about energy usage in your city and similar cities can lead to more strategic energy decisions and can help your city plan and implement clean energy projects. To create the City Energy Profiles, the U.S. Department of Energy's Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (Cities-LEAP) and State and Local Energy Data (SLED) programs compiled comprehensive energy use and activity data for 23,400+ cities! This data is searchable by zip code and hosted on the SLED website.

A city's energy profile includes summary reports for the following:

  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Electricity generation
  • Natural gas and other fuel source costs
  • Renewable energy resource potential
  • Transportation, buildings, and industry data
  • Applicable policies and incentives.

Go to the SLED City Energy Profiles.


See how cities have used the SLED City Energy Profiles:

EERE's State & Local Energy Data Tool
Watch testimonials from real users of the SLED City Energy Profiles, formerly known as the State and Local Energy Tool. Since this video was created, the tool has been expanded with data from Cities-LEAP.
City Energy: From Data to Decisions
See case studies in the "City Energy: From Data to Decisions" series, demonstrating how cities have used Cities-LEAP and SLED data and analysis to inform their city energy planning.