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When it comes to energy efficiency, Georgia doesn’t rank all too well.

Financial analysis website WalletHub recently examined energy efficiency across the united state, measuring the efficiency of auto- and home-energy consumption in 48 U.S. states.

Georgia came in at No. 35.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average U.S. family spends at least $2,000 per year on utilities, with heating and cooling of spaces alone accounting for more than half the bill. In 2018, the average consumer spent another $1,968 on motor fuel and oil, up $59 from last year.

See the interactive map below and scroll over each state to see the ranking.

Overall Rank*StateTotal Score‘Home Energy Efficiency’ Rank‘Auto Energy Efficiency’ Rank
1New York84.4132
2Vermont82.11113
3Utah81.77210
4Rhode Island81.5961
5Massachusetts77.7984
6Colorado71.43718
7Minnesota71.14428
8Wisconsin71.011015
9California70.23185
10Connecticut69.00167
11Nevada67.141412
12New Hampshire66.54926
13Michigan63.001921
14Illinois62.472314
15Maine60.52540
16Pennsylvania59.572422
17Washington59.50279
18New Jersey59.291731
19Oregon58.802519
20New Mexico58.652132
21Idaho58.051336
22Delaware57.502617
23Maryland56.513111
24Arizona55.483016
25Ohio55.332920
26Montana54.961143
27Florida52.12363
28Iowa48.922045
29Kansas48.443225
30Indiana48.413324
31South Dakota47.171546
32North Carolina46.94406
33Virginia45.953427
34Nebraska44.842839
35Georgia39.27458
36North Dakota38.402247
37Missouri37.683833
38West Virginia36.924323
39Wyoming36.041248
40Oklahoma34.963937
41Kentucky33.594134
42Texas33.343542
43Mississippi32.083741
44Arkansas31.544238
45Tennessee30.294629
46Alabama28.914435
47Louisiana28.694730
48South Carolina17.684844
N/A**Alaska
N/A**Hawaii

*No. 1 = Most Energy-Efficient
**Due to data limitations, Alaska and Hawaii were excluded from the analysis.

Source: WalletHub

Source: WalletHub
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Jessica Szilagyi
Jessica Szilagyi is a Statewide Contributor for AllOnGeorgia.com. She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as agricultural news. She has a background in Political Science, with a focus in local government, and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia.She's a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers."

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