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US Cities Not Among ‘Top 5 Most Energy-Efficient’

July 11, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

Iceland energy manageThe most energy efficient city in the world is Reykjavik, Iceland, according to an article in OilPrice.com, which picks its top five energy efficient cities as follows:

Reykjavik tops the list because of its reliance on renewable hydropower and geothermal plants.

In Vancouver, Canada, hydroelectric power accounts for 90 percent of the city’s energy supply.

Copenhagen, Denmark, sports a large off-shore wind farm.

In Oslo, Norway, 80 percent of the city’s heating system is powered by renewable energy – mainly bio-methane from waste.

London, England’s 2007 climate change action plan sets the goal to switch 25 percent of its power generation to more efficient, local sources.

Photo: Reykjavik via Shutterstock



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