I'm not kidding. This must be the new program, to eliminate unemployment, and build a sustainable future.
The government begins a $2T/yr investment in the production and distribution of electricity to everyone and for every purpose (especially, as fast as possible to replace all transportation with electrified transportation).
All new electricity is generated from fully renewable sources such as wind, solar, and geothermal. (It can be done according to many leading studies in the USA.) Sophisticated energy storage and demand management (including grid-managed EV's and Hybrids) deal with the fluctuating nature of renewable energy.
In the meantime, the government claims ownership of all existing electricty production capacity, in exchange for reduction in payments for previously caused environmental damage.