Baltimore was ranked No. 12 on a list of cities that make the best use of their resources and use less energy.
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ranks 34 of the most populous U.S. cities and ranks them according to how well their policies and actions advance energy efficiency. Baltimore was cited for its low transportation energy consumption per capita, shipping freight via rail and sea, and the city's goal to reduce energy consumption by 15 percent by 2015.
Boston came in at No. 1, followed by Portland, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Austin.