Heat pumps are the ‘central technology’ for low-carbon heating, concludes IEA

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Heat pumps are the ‘central technology’ for low-carbon heating, concludes IEA

Heat pumps will provide one-fifth of the world’s heating needs by the end of the decade if nations follow through on their plans, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

In its first global assessment of these electrical devices, the agency says they have emerged as “the central technology in the global transition to secure and sustainable heating”. 

Switching from gas boilers and other fossil fuels to heat pumps is expected to cut annual greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to the output of Canada by 2030, the IEA concludes. 

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