The latest green scorecard by National Geographic ranks four Bay Area cities among the top 25 in the nation: Santa Rosa (No. 5), Oakland (6), Berkeley (7), and San Francisco (18). A bit disappointing how far San Francisco is down on the list. Above SF is Lexington, KY; Springfield, IL; and Anchorage, AK. Is this for real? At least we beat Seattle. [The Green Guide]
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But not a bad showing for the Bay Area overall.
Weird criteria though – we live in a city with little cooling and heating – how can we get beat by Austin – a city the survives on airconditioning? And everyone drives in Austin too. I would think energy use would be an important factor to consider. Ditto issues with Minneapolis but replace ac with heating in the winter.
Oops. List says St. Paul not Minneapolis.