Mandate truly distributed renewable energy systems(solar panels on the roofs etc.) and encourage local assembly and / or manufacturing. In return more small business contractors getting more work. Plus the more efficient systems and less loss on the grid. Here is a Cap Stone paper presented to the officials of CPS Energy of San Antonio, TX for some ideas: http://www.scribd.com/doc/52873029/CPS-Paper-final-december2009.
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