REPowerEU says the EU must double the current roll-out rate of heat pumps in the next five years. It sets targets for water-based heat pumps which, when applied to all types, come to 20 million installed heat pumps by 2027 and 60 million by 2030. These targets compare to the nearly 17 million heat pumps already installed in total as of the end of 2021.
Europe’s heat pump market is already growing strongly, breaking records every year. In 2021, we saw over 2.1 million more heat pumps installed, which is a 25% increase compared to the year before.
But REPowerEU’s ambition is higher still. The heat pump industry is ready to deliver on the EU targets and it is clear that doing so will have massive benefits for Europe. In combination with energy efficiency measures and electrification, the heat pump targets will save nearly 49 billion cubic metres of gas by 2030 – that’s enough to fill London’s Wembley Stadium more than 12 thousand times over!
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