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October 8, 2014

New Jersey is not an energy-efficient state. At least that's according to Wallethub, the social media financial network, which ranked all the states and the District of Columbia in terms of energy efficiencies.

The Garden State performed most poorly on car-related energy efficiency, ranking 40th in terms of annual vehicle-miles driven and gallons of gasoline consumed. That may have a lot to do with large SUVs being driven in stop-and-go traffic.

New Jersey fared somewhat better in terms of home-related energy efficiency, ranking 24th. This ranking was determined by looking at the total residential energy consumption with weather calculations, both hot and cold.

Vermont, New York, Wisconsin, California, and Rhode Island ranked as the top five energy-efficient states.

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