Written for the Apollo Alliance, COWS lays out various methods that states can implement in order to reduce energy use, achieve energy savings, and move towards reliance on renewable energy and fuel technologies. Legislation should set standards for construction of green buildings and in the sun, wind, and bio-based industries, should offer incentives for efficient car use and transit development, and should encourage investments to improve job quality.
Kate Godon, Matt Mayrl, Satya Rhodes-Conway, and Brian Siu. New Energy for States: Energy-Saving Policies for Governors and Legislators. COWS, 2006.