Globally, heat pumps provide only 3% of heating in buildings. To be in line with the Sustainable Development Scenario (SDS) this share needs to triple by 2030 according to IEA’s Tracking of Clean Energy Progress website for Heat Pumps recently published.
Electric heat pumps could supply more than 90% of global space and water heating with lower CO2 emissions – even when the upstream carbon intensity of electricity is taken into account – than condensing gas boiler technology. Thanks to continued improvements in heat pump energy performance and cleaner power generation, this potential coverage is a major improvement from the 2010 level of 50%.
Read the IEA’s Tracking of Clean Energy Progress here.