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South Dakota ranks 26th in most energy efficient states

UNDATED – Happy National Energy Awareness Month! With 22% of U.S. electricity generation expected to come from renewable sources in 2022, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Most & Least Energy-Efficient States, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary.

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 $2,148 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 our analysis.

South Dakota ranks 26th overall. It came in 10th for home efficiency and 46th for auto energy efficiency.

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

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

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