Delaware ranks lower than neighbors in energy efficiency


Delaware ranks in the lower tier states when it comes to  energy efficiency.

The report from the WalletHub financial information website ranked states on both home and auto energy efficiency.

Delaware ranked 33rd in both the home and vehicle categories. Neighboring Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland ranked above Delaware.


WalletHub compared 48 states across two key areas, “Home Energy Effiency and “Auto Energy Effiency.”  The site calculated the ratio of total residential energy consumption to annual degree days.

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Source: WalletHub

On vehicles, the annual vehicle miles driven were divided into gasoline consumption to determine efficiency. It is possible that gas consumption figures are influenced by the state’s lower prices and taxes that lead to more out-of-state motorists buying fuel.

Each dimension was weighted to reflect national consumption patterns and graded on a 100-point scale.

Due to data limitations, Alaska and Hawaii were not included in the report.

Click here for the full report.