Pop Quiz: Per Person Power


Answer: A) Rhode Island

It turns out that not only is Rhode Island the smallest state in the nation, it also has the lowest per-capita energy consumption. This is due to several factors: electricity consumption is low thanks to mild summers, high electricity prices, and the fact that very few homes use electricity for space heating. Finally, most homes in Rhode Island use natural gas for heating, which is expensive and therefore incentivizes efficiency and conservation.

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Source: Energy Information Administration

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