Topeka, Kan. (WIBW) - The sixth annual Energy Efficiency State Rankings are out.
Kansas ranked 45th out of all the states including the District of Columbia according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
Kansas was one of the 10 states listed as being in most need of improvement, which also included Mississippi, North Dakota, West Virginia, Wyoming, South Dakota, Alaska, Missouri, Louisiana and Nebraska.
The top 10 highest ranked states were Massachusetts, California, New York, Oregon, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Washington, Maryland and Minnesota.
Most improved states include Oklahoma, Montana and South Carolina. Those three states significantly increased their budgets for electric efficiency programs in 2011.