Boston tops list of most energy efficient US cities

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released its third edition of the City Energy Efficiency Scorecard on Wednesday, revealing the most energy efficient cities in the U.S.

Boston topped the 2017 list, scoring an 84.5 out of a possible 100 points. New York placed second, followed by Seattle in third and Los Angeles and Portland tied for fourth.

"Across the nation, cities are taking steps to save energy, and they are creating more economically vibrant and resilient communities in the process," said ACEEE senior researcher David Ribeiro in a press release.

Cities are boosting efforts to cut back on energy waste and reduce pollution, as well as energy costs for consumer and producers.

Check out America's most energy efficient cities below:

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15. Baltimore, Maryland 
14. Phoenix Arizona 
13. San Diego, California
12. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
11. Minneapolis, Minnesota
9. San Francisco, California
9. Denver, Colorado
8. Washington D.C.
7. Chicago, Illinois
6. Austin, Texas
4. Portland, Oregon
4. Los Angeles, California
3. Seattle, Washington
2. New York, New York
1. Boston, Massachusetts 
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