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Hawaii: Highest Energy Costs, Lowest Energy Consumption
By Selected News Articles @ 11:05 PM :: 657 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

2020’s Most & Least Energy-Expensive States

From Wallet Hub, Jul 14, 2020

Get ready to crank up your air conditioner — and utility budget. July tends to be the hottest month of the year. So if you’re trying to beat the heat, this month’s higher-than-usual power bill could burn a hole through your wallet.

In the U.S., energy costs eat between 5 and 22 percent of families’ total after-tax income, with the poorest Americans, or 25 million households, paying the highest of that range. And lower energy prices don’t necessarily equate to savings. Where we live and how much energy we use are a big part of the equation. While commercial and industrial electricity use have declined in 2020 due to business closures during lockdowns, residential electricity use has actually increased, which means many people will be forking over larger checks to their power companies.

To better understand the impact of energy on our finances relative to our location and consumption habits, WalletHub compared the total monthly energy bills in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Their analysis uses a special formula that accounts for the following residential energy types: electricity, natural gas, motor fuel and home heating oil….

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HAWAII
  • 15 –- Overall Rank*
  • $286 -- Total Energy Cost
  • $161 (5) -- Monthly Electricity Cost (Rank)
  • $5 (50) -- Monthly Natural-Gas Cost (Rank)
  • $121 (3) -- Monthly Motor-Fuel Cost (Rank)
  • $0 (51) -- Monthly Home Heating-Oil Cost (Rank)
  • 1 – Electricity Prices
  • 51 – Electricity Consumption Per Capita
  • 1 – Natural Gas Price
  • 51 – Natural Gas Consumption Per Capita
  • 1 – Motor Fuel Price
  • 51 – Home Heating Oil Consumption Per Capita
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