Happy National Energy Awareness Month! With New York City recently announcing its three-year plan to uphold the Paris climate accord, the first among nearly 250 U.S. cities that pledged to do so, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’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 $1,900 on motor fuel and oil — WalletHub’s analysts compared the auto- and home-energy efficiency in 48 U.S. states. Due to data limitations, Alaska and Hawaii were excluded from our analysis.

Most Energy-Efficient States Least Energy-Efficient States
1 New York 39 North Dakota
2 Vermont 40 Kentucky
3 Utah 41 Georgia
4 Minnesota 42 Arkansas
5 Massachusetts 43 West Virginia
6 Rhode Island 44 Mississippi
7 California 45 Tennessee
8 Wisconsin 46 Alabama
9 Colorado 47 Louisiana
10 Connecticut 48 South Carolina

To view the full report and your state’s ranking, please visit:

POSTED: 10/18/17 at 11:28 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News