Energy companies should charge a higher rate for energy used during the day than at night. Encourages people to be more mindful of casual energy use and saves money. Better for users and the company
Add an energy audit to the required inspections when you sell a house. Repairs would not be required, but at least the new owners would know how they could improve the efficiency of the building. They did this in Austin and it created a whole new demand for energy auditors (green jobs!).
Invest in retrofitting buildings in downtowns like Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway, etc. to make them energy efficient. This would create jobs and encourage more investment downtowns.