The heat pump revolution: could the UK be the next front runner?
In November 2020, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a commitment to install 600,000 heat pumps a year by 2028, as part of a plan to decarbonize the country’s homes and public buildings, such as hospitals, and increase energy efficiency.
It’s a move that could inspire widespread global adoption of the technology and rapidly accelerate the energy transition required to reach net zero by 2050.
Heating water, our homes, and industrial processes accounts for more than half of all energy demand globally. Heat generation typically relies on fossil fuels, which leads to some 40% of all energy-based CO
2 emissions globally.