“We’re just trying to catch up”: Under the proposal, the state would cease to be a regional laggard.
Gov. Janet Mills issued an order in February allowing permits to be issued again, but the impact won’t be immediate.
Amid complaints that the state’s current law is unworkable, legislators revive a vetoed bill under a new governor.
The proposal includes about $80 million for heat pumps, energy efficiency, and electric vehicle infrastructure.
The three northern New England states spend $8.2 billion annually on imported fossil fuels.