Nevada Gets High Marks In "Most Energy Efficient" Study

Northern States Doing Best, Southern States Not So Much

Mitch Kelly
November 07, 2019 - 6:42 am

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Everyone seems to be “going green” these day – or at least make the claim that they are.

The financial website WalletHub is out with a study of which states are the most and least energy efficient and Nevada does quite well.

Overall the Silver (and Green?) State comes in 11th out of 48 states. Due to data limitations, Alaska and Hawaii weren’t considered in the study.

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 $2,109 on motor fuel and oil — WalletHub compared  auto- and home-energy efficiency.

Energy is expensive. In fact, it’s one of the biggest household expenses for American consumers. 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 $2,109 on motor fuel and oil, up $141 from last year.

Nevada ranked 15th overall in “Home Energy Efficiency” and 17th in “Auto Energy Efficiency”

New York was ranked as the top Energy Efficient state, followed by Rhode Island, Utah, Massachusetts and Vermont.

Southern states dominated the bottom of the rankings, with the bottom three being Alabama, Louisiana and South Carolina.

For a look at the full study, click here.