“When you have limited space, who should that be for? We want to prioritize people over cars,” an Oslo official said.
The pending legislation includes proposals to encourage heat pumps and to bring energy efficiency to low-income residents.
The debate in Holyoke, Massachusetts, is not unique in the Northeast, where pipeline constraints are forcing decisions.
Financial incentives helped push electric vehicle sales to top gas and diesel options in the oil-exporting country.
The legislation would offer cities money to build microgrids, buy electric vehicles, and prepare for climate change.