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Dem Govs Get It Done: Gov. Janet Mills Invests Millions to Reduce Reliance on Fossil Fuels, Cut Energy Costs, and Train for Green Jobs

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As part of her historic Maine Jobs and Recovery plan, Gov. Janet Mills this week unveiled investments to help Maine people weatherize their homes, reduce their reliance on harmful fossil fuels, and cut their energy costs.

The Maine Jobs and Recovery plan will provide $25 million in federal funds to continue Maine’s progress in embracing clean energy. In addition, Gov. Mills unveiled a $5.5 million Clean Energy Partnership providing career training opportunities to equip people with the skills for good-paying jobs in Maine’s growing clean energy sector.

“Making homes and businesses more energy-efficient through weatherization cuts down on our use of harmful fossil fuels, protects our environment, and saves people money,” said Gov. Mills.

In addition, Gov. Mills is investing $70 million to help Maine people pay their heating and electricity bills, weatherize their homes, or receive emergency fuel deliveries through MaineHousing and local community action agencies this winter.

“Gov. Janet Mills is leading Maine to a green future by investing in energy efficiency and creating good-paying jobs,” said DGA Senior Communications Advisor Christina Amestoy. “Gov. Mills’ investments in weatherization and Maine’s workforce will keep homeowners warm and help small businesses hire local workers, a future-looking step to mitigate climate change and spur economic growth.”