Consumers must buy goods produced with the least fossil fuels
Although not in this “residential and commercial” category, people can put pressure on industrial processes by buying goods produced with the least fossil fuels.
Despite loose energy-efficient standards on new buildings and even less on old housing, and despite tax incentives reserved for just a few devices (e.g., solar panels), consumers can still buy products considering their carbon footprint and investigating the producers.
The growing demand for energy-efficient products or renewable energy could incentivize private corporations. Investments in this sector can only grow if the demand is picking up.