Prime Maine Democrat tries to rein in strict warmth pump rebate guidelines

AUGUSTA, Maine — Lawmakers will contemplate rolling again strict new guidelines requiring Mainers to disconnect fossil fuel-burning furnaces and boilers to say the biggest warmth pump incentives.

A proposal from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, would “search to seek out some center floor” by eradicating a number of the new rebate guidelines on putting in whole-home warmth pump techniques in particular areas of the state primarily based on temperatures, his spokesperson, Christine Kirby, mentioned Monday with out sharing extra particulars on the proposal.

The concept has already been superior to the 2024 legislative session by Jackson and a panel of fellow legislative leaders. It’s squarely aimed toward Effectivity Maine’s newer rebate pointers for whole-home warmth pump techniques that say furnaces and boilers should be “disabled” or related solely to a generator to get the most important rebates.