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Most & Least Energy-Efficient States

  • 1.  Most & Least Energy-Efficient States

    BPA Staff Member
    Posted 06-30-2022 11:37

    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 2020, the average consumer spent another $1,568 on motor fuel and oil.

    DOE estimates that adopting energy-efficient measures in the home could reduce a family's utility costs by as much as 25 percent. It pays to conserve. As for transportation, the agency found that a more fuel-efficient vehicle could save the average driver about $788 per year.

    In order to gauge the impact of doing more with less energy, WalletHub measured the efficiency of auto- and home-energy consumption in 48 U.S. states. Due to data limitations, Alaska and Hawaii were excluded from the analysis.

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    Diane Chojnowski
    BPA Connections Community Manager
    Building Performance Association