The economists & bean counters at have taken a look at which states are the best at energy efficiency; both at home and with vehicles -- and Minnesota is near the top. That's good news as old man winter lurks just around the corner.

Energy is expensive, and when it comes to staying warm, and doing it efficiently -- Minnesotans know the ropes well.

Source: WalletHub

Ten Most Energy Efficient States:

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

Notable neighbors: South Dakota (#30), Iowa (#33), North Dakota (#24). looked at two main criteria, 1) Climate vs. Residential energy consumption, and 2) Miles driven per capita vs. Gallons of gasoline consumes.

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