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Rhode Island is efficient (?!)

Rhode Island rarely ranks very high on anything positive, so it's worth mentioning when the tiniest state mixes it up with the big boys.

With October being National Energy Awareness Month (yes, there is such a thing) and the average household spending nearly $2,000 a year on energy bills, personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of states that are doing the best on saving energy, and Rhode Island came in sixth overall, one of three New England states to break the top 10.

To bring awareness to the impact of energy on Americans’ wallets and encourage consumers to conserve more, WalletHub compared the efficiency of car- and home-energy consumption in 48 U.S. states. Due to data limitations, Alaska and Hawaii were excluded from our analysis.

Check out the study for yourself.

The following are the 10 most energy-efficient states:

1 - New York
2 - Vermont
3 - Minnesota
4 - Wisconsin
5 - Utah
6 - Rhode Island
7 - Colorado
8 - California
9 - Connecticut
10 - Nevada

The following are the 10 least energy-efficient states:

39 - Virginia
40 - Georgia
41 - West Virginia
42 - North Dakota
43 - Tennessee
44 - Arkansas
45 - Kentucky
46 - Texas
47 - Louisiana
48 - South Carolina

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