DOVER-FOXCROFT — Gov. Janet Mills visited Dover-Foxcroft Friday to announce progress toward Maine’s target of installing 100,000 heat pumps by 2025.
Mills said more than 28,000 heat pumps have been installed in Maine buildings over the past year through the Efficiency Maine incentive program.
She also gave remarks at Dave’s World Heating and Cooling and toured the facility with Vice President Matthew Scott, a co-owner.
Scott said Dave’s World is the leading installer of heat pumps for Efficiency Maine.
He said this caught Mills’ attention and prompted her to make a visit to see Dave’s World up close.
“It was great. She came in and she talked about the 100,000 heat pump initiative that she wanted, that she still wants,” Scott said. “I touched upon some of the help we need. Labor force, that’s a big one. Education, getting these types of programs together in high schools, vocational centers, and colleges.”
Mills declared the week Clean Energy Week to recognize the need to contribute to the global efforts against climate change, reduce the use of fossil fuels and build a thriving economy with good-paying jobs across the state.