WAHINGTON, D.C. (WTVQ) – As Earth Day approaches, a new report published on personal finance website WalletHub ranks Kentucky as 43rd in the country when it comes to 2016’a “greenest” states.
WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states in terms of 17 metrics that take into consideration the health of the current environment, as well as the environmental impact of people’s daily habits.
Kentucky’s standings in comparison to the rest of the nation are as follows:
- 44th – Air Quality
- 18th – Soil Quality
- 37th – Water Quality
- 45th – Number of LEED-Certified Buildings per Capita
- 42nd – % of Energy Consumption from Renewable Sources
- 28th – Energy-Efficiency Score
- 35th – Gasoline Consumption per Capita
- 41st – % of the Population Not Driving to Work
- 45th – Carbon Dioxide Emissions per Capita
To read the entire study, click here.