Connecticut was the fifth-lowest state nationwide in the amount of energy per person consumed, according to the nonprofit website EnergyTrends.org.
Earlier this year, EnergyTrends graded states on their renewable energy patterns, and Connecticut earned a letter grade of D.
"Americans' awareness and understanding of energy seem to be increasing, but major changes in energy consumption don't happen overnight," said Don Soifer, executive vice president of the Lexington Institute. "This year, increased use of natural gas in most of the Southeastern states was the strongest trend."
EnergyTrends.org is a project of the Lexington Institute, a think tank based in Arlington, Va.