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Gov. Mills to announce new incentives to expand use of high-efficiency heat pumps

New incentives build on Governor Mills’ 100,000 heat pump goal to help create jobs, save Maine people money, and fight climate change
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AUGUSTA, Maine — Governor Janet Mills will visit F.W. Webb Company in Augusta to announce new financial incentives designed to expand the use of high-performance, energy-efficient heat pumps in Maine on January 14. 

The incentives will advance the Governor’s 100,000 heat pump initiative.

Last year, Mills proposed and signed into law an initiative to install 100,000 heat pumps by 2025. 

According to Efficiency Maine Trust, a high-performance heat pump can help an average Maine home reduce its oil consumption by 270-540 gallons per year; reduce its carbon emissions by an estimated 3,600-7,250 pounds per year per home per high-performance heat pump; and, when the initiative is fully realized, can save Maine people between a total of $30-$60 million annually, providing an important boost to the local economy.

Growing the heat pump business in Maine will replace high-carbon fossil fuels with cleaner electricity while lowering heating bills and creating jobs.

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