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Colorado named among top 10 most energy-efficient states

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Posted at 10:51 AM, Oct 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-17 12:51:51-04

DENVER – Coloradans are some of the best in the country when it comes to energy efficiency, according to a new report from WalletHub.

The website put the Centennial State at number 9 on its list of most energy-efficient states.

WalletHub’s analysis looked at two things in particular: Home energy efficiency and automobile energy efficiency. To calculate home efficiency, WalletHub divided the total residential energy consumption by the number of “degree days” – days when people have to use heating or cooling systems. For auto efficiency, they divided annual miles driven by the number of gallons of gas used.

The report did not look at things like use of energy-efficient appliances, light bulbs or other items, nor did it consider hybrid or electric vehicles.

New York landed at the top of WalletHub's list, followed by Vermont and Utah. The worst scores went to Louisiana and South Carolina (the report did not include Hawaii or Alaska due to data limitations).

Here are the 10 most energy-efficient states, according to WalletHub:

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

To read the full report, log on to wallethub.com.