One wouldn’t think California could be a model for energy conservation. Yet, over the past few decades, they have continually looked to reduce their consumption of energy in ways that other states bypass. Here’s a recent article that details some of their efforts.
It seems that a combination of price and regulatory changes have been the most effective. We have certainly been experiencing the price effect, but in Alaska and most other states, not much has happened on the regulatory side.
Long AND short term of course, reducing consumption is a win-win for the consumers and inhabitants of this planet. It doesn’t take much to accomplish effect changes over time, but the longer we wait, the cost of not making those changes could bankrupt us. But I don’t need to preach as much as the policymakers need to take significant action.