Heat Pumps

Rapid industrial electrification could avoid EU gas rationing

EU countries are diligently preparing plans for gas rationing in accordance with an EU regulation adopted in July. In these…

As gas heating prices rise, a rush for plug-in heaters could cause blackouts in Germany

Earlier this month, when Germany announced its new levy on natural gas of 2.4 euro cents per kilowatt-hour, stores braced…

Viessmann to open €200m heat pump facility in Poland

The Viessmann Group, a German manufacturer of heating and refrigeration systems, is building a €200m heat pump production site in…

Europe: What about cooling?

Temperatures have hit record highs across the European continent as the EU wraps up its work before the summer break.…

Weekly data: France is the biggest market for heat pumps in Europe

France is Europe’s leading market for heat pump sales, with close to 400,000 units sold in 2020, according to Energy…

Ditching gas boilers for heat pumps will take EU “well beyond next winter” 

As part of its REPowerEU proposal to end Russian fossil fuel imports, the European Commission announced an increase in its…

Market design matters in the REPowerEU push to electrify

REPowerEU is poised to propel member states rapidly and resolutely towards greater energy security through measures that include an intensified…

Can heat pumps free Europe from Russian gas dependency?

In April 2022, a group of nine environmental organisations sent a letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen…

Green hydrogen is not the best path to domestic decarbonisation

The best way to decarbonise domestic heating is through energy efficiency and electrification, not green hydrogen, concludes a report published…

UK homes should prioritise heat pumps over hydrogen

The UK government should prioritise expanding existing low-carbon heating solutions – including heat pumps, energy efficiency improvements and heat networks…