Thursday, October 16th 2014



Pa. ranked 39th in US in energy efficiency

As good as Pennsylvania has become at producing energy, the state is pretty good at using it, too, according to a new study.

The Keystone State ranks 39th in the country in energy efficiency, according to an analysis released Tuesday by, a personal finance social website.

Most neighboring states fared better: Ohio ranked 23rd, Maryland finished 25th, New York ranked 2nd, New Jersey ranked 35th and Delaware tied for 15th.

Vermont turned out to be the most energy-efficient state in the country, while South Carolina is the least energy efficient.

WalletHub used public data to compare home energy efficiency per capita, adjusting for temperature, and car efficiency per driven miles for each of the 48 contiguous states.

Pennsylvania ranked 25th in residential energy efficiency and 42nd in car energy efficiency.