Written on: April 5, 2021 by ICM
According to an opinion piece by the Maine Monitor, Maine is on track to install 100,000 air-source heat pumps by 2025 to boost the use of renewable energy and replace oil heat burners.
However, Maine is the state most reliant on heating oil, with 60% of households heating with fuel oil, 12% with propane and 8% with natural gas.
This is causing a dilemma to meet ambitious goals set by the Maine legislature to reduce greenhouse emissions. The author suggests strategies such as ending incentives on fossil fuel technology, such as for commercial-scale gas and oil boilers.
Read more here: https://www.penbaypilot.com/article/maine-needs-strategic-plan-policy-changes-get-households-businesses-fossil-fuels/144949