South Carolina Ranked As The Least Energy-Efficient State in America

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The personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Most & Least Energy-Efficient States.

To gauge the financial impact of doing more with less energy (the average American household spends at least $2,000 per year on utilities and another $1,968 on motor fuel and oil), WalletHub compared the auto- and home-energy efficiency in 48 U.S. states. Due to data limitations, Alaska and Hawaii were excluded from the analysis.

Out of all the states ranked, South Carolina landed dead-last on the list, coming in last for home-energy usage and 44th for auto-energy usage;

Source: WalletHub

 

Overall Rank* State Total Score ‘Home Energy Efficiency’ Rank ‘Auto Energy Efficiency’ Rank
1 New York 84.41 3 2
2 Vermont 82.11 1 13
3 Utah 81.77 2 10
4 Rhode Island 81.59 6 1
5 Massachusetts 77.79 8 4
6 Colorado 71.43 7 18
7 Minnesota 71.14 4 28
8 Wisconsin 71.01 10 15
9 California 70.23 18 5
10 Connecticut 69.00 16 7
11 Nevada 67.14 14 12
12 New Hampshire 66.54 9 26
13 Michigan 63.00 19 21
14 Illinois 62.47 23 14
15 Maine 60.52 5 40
16 Pennsylvania 59.57 24 22
17 Washington 59.50 27 9
18 New Jersey 59.29 17 31
19 Oregon 58.80 25 19
20 New Mexico 58.65 21 32
21 Idaho 58.05 13 36
22 Delaware 57.50 26 17
23 Maryland 56.51 31 11
24 Arizona 55.48 30 16
25 Ohio 55.33 29 20
26 Montana 54.96 11 43
27 Florida 52.12 36 3
28 Iowa 48.92 20 45
29 Kansas 48.44 32 25
30 Indiana 48.41 33 24
31 South Dakota 47.17 15 46
32 North Carolina 46.94 40 6
33 Virginia 45.95 34 27
34 Nebraska 44.84 28 39
35 Georgia 39.27 45 8
36 North Dakota 38.40 22 47
37 Missouri 37.68 38 33
38 West Virginia 36.92 43 23
39 Wyoming 36.04 12 48
40 Oklahoma 34.96 39 37
41 Kentucky 33.59 41 34
42 Texas 33.34 35 42
43 Mississippi 32.08 37 41
44 Arkansas 31.54 42 38
45 Tennessee 30.29 46 29
46 Alabama 28.91 44 35
47 Louisiana 28.69 47 30
48 South Carolina 17.68 48 44
N/A** Alaska
N/A** Hawaii

To view the full report and your state’s ranking, you can visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/most-and-least-energy-efficient-states/7354/

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