Heat pumps predicted to be in half of Europe’s buildings by 2030

Around 43.2 million water and heat pumps could be deployed in buildings across Europe in the next eight years, on top of the 20 million which have already been installed, according to the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA).

If the figure is reached, heat pumps would be providing renewable energy to half of the homes across Europe by 2030.

While these figures look positive, EHPA secretary-general Thomas Nowak said governments needed to “create a more ambitious framework that makes clean heating most affordable for all” if they were serious about aiming to decarbonise domestic heating and cooling.

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“Distorted pricing that favours gas over electricity should be corrected to encourage more end users to switch to clean solutions and reward them with lower heating bills,” he said.

“The electricity price should be no more than double the price of gas.”

DIY and home improvement retailer B&Q recently revealed its plans to implement heat pumps throughout its UK store portfolio to save costs and reduce carbon emissions.

Kingfisher chief executive Theirry Garnier said the company is “always looking for new ways to save energy”. As a result the group’s total property energy consumption last year was over 12% lower than than in 2021.

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