That’s West Virginia’s ranking among states for energy efficiency, as determined by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy.  We are actually tied with Louisiana for this spot.  This represents an improvement of one spot from the 2018 rankings; we achieved this by sitting still while North Dakota fell back by one spot.  The District of Columbia has its own ranking so it is possible to finish 51st.

       The report recognized Massachusetts for being the most energy efficient for the ninth year in a row.  It also recognized Maryland as the most improved.  Kentucky dropped the largest number of spots although it still managed to finish ten spots above West Virginia.