There is ample reason that electricity will be the go-to energy for home heating and transportation in the future.
This change is coming fast due to the rapid drop in prices for renewable energy sources. Solar and wind power today are cheaper than any fossil fuel..................
Maine still has an over-reliance on heating oil. Fossil fuels are the old-fashioned and most expensive way to heat homes or water. Mainers have installed more than 30,000 inexpensive, highly efficient electric heat pumps (with a $500 rebate from Efficiency Maine) in the last few years. More than 10 percent of Maine homes have a heat pump. Forward-thinking Mainers are not even considering installing or replacing an oil or gas boiler with another fossil fuel device...................
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