Energy Efficiency


South Carolina Least Efficient When It Comes To Energy

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Ken Pauli
October 18, 2017 - 3:02 pm

Personal finance website released their list of this year’s most and least energy-efficient states. 

At the very top was New York.  While the Palmetto State is right at the very bottom.  Here are the most and least efficient states:

  1. New York                    46. Alabama
  2. Vermont                      47. Louisiana
  3. Utah                            48. South Carolina

WalletHub’s analysts measured the efficiency of both auto and home energy consumption in 48 states – minus Alaska and Hawaii due to data limitations. 
At 50 points each, the total could be 100.  Just to show you the difference, New York got a total score of 90, while South Carolina got just 21 and a half.  Here are all the score and complete list of states.

Our state’s best ranking was 30th in transportation efficiency, 43rd in vehicle fuel efficiency.  South Carolina was in last place for home energy efficiency.

The U.S. Department of Energy says the average American family spends at least $2,000 a year on utilities and $1,900 on motor fuel and oil. The department says that adopting energy-efficient measures in the home could reduce a family’s utility costs by as much as 25 percent, proving that it pays to conserve.

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