Heat Pumps Need Stable Growth to Displace Russian Gas

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Europe needs to have sustained annual growth sales of heat pumps to comply with EU targets to displace Russian natural gas imports in the heating sector, according to Thomas Nowak, the secretary general of the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA). As part of the bloc’s RePowerEU plans, Brussels envisions a target to double the current deployment rate of individual heat pumps. EU energy commissioner Kadri Simson has also promised the bloc will launch a heat pump strategy in the next few months to increase the EU’s manufacturing and deployment capacity. And separately last week, the European Commission proposed that the EU build up its supply and manufacturing chains so it can domestically build and supply 60% of the heat pumps needed to meet the RePowerEU target.

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