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Tampa gets 'F' on clean energy scorecard

Posted: 1:21 PM, Jul 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-26 13:21:53-04
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TAMPA, Fla. — When it comes to clean energy, Tampa does not rank high on the list.

A Clean Energy Scorecard from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy scored the city just 21 out of 100 total points, ranking 59 out of 75 cities.

The scorecard ranks cities using these five policy areas:

  • Local government operations
  • Community-wide initiatives
  • Buildings policies
  • Energy and water utilities
  • Transportation policies

ACEEE gives Tampa 1.5 out of 9 points when it comes to local government operations, 3 out of 16 points for community-wide initiatives, 6 out of 30 points for building policies, 3.5 out of 15 points for energy and water utilities and, lastly, 7 out of 30 points for transportation policies.

Comparatively, St. Petersburg scored 28.50 out of 100, ranking 39 out of 75.

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ACEEE gives St. Pete 3.5 out of 9 points when it comes to local government operations, 8.5 out of 16 points for community-wide initiatives, 6 out of 30 points for building policies, 2.5 out of 15 points for energy and water utilities and, lastly, 8 out of 30 points for transportation policies.

Overall, the state of Florida didn't rank too bad — earning 17.5 out of 50 points and ranking 23.

You can read more about the findings here.