New NREL report assesses energy decision making in U.S. Cities

By Alexandra Aznar, Megan Day, Elizabeth Doris, and Shivani Mathur (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  and Paul Donohoo-Vallett (U.S. Department of Energy) 

The Cities-LEAP technical report, City-Level Energy Decision Making: Data Use in Energy Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation in U.S. Cities, explores how a sample of cities incorporates data into making energy-related decisions.

This report provides the foundation for forthcoming components of the Cities-LEAP project that will help cities improve energy decision making by mapping specific city energy or climate policies and actions to measurable impacts and results. 

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