SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Our country might be less energy-efficient than you might have thought when compared with other countries with major economies.
According to a July report card from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy , The United States ranked 9th out of 12 countries for energy efficiency. Perhaps surprisingly, China had a more energy efficient ranking, with the United Kingdom receiving the top grade.
Joey Morales of Springfield said that there are simple things people can do to cut down on their energy usage.
"Some people buy excessive amounts of rooms and over-light it, there are so many things we could actually do to save our energy and actually cut it back down," Morales said.
Out of the efficiency categories studied, the United States received the lowest rankings for transportation efficiency, and its highest ranking was in building efficiency.