19 April 2018

A sustainable energy future: the role of heat pumps in a fossil-free system

Combined, renewable energy and energy efficiency measures have the potential to deliver 90 % of the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions needed by 2050. With the IRENA ool “REmap” it is possible to analyse for each country which technologies should be used for decarbonisation of the energy system, in order to find the potential of cost-effective low-carbon solutions in line with the Paris Agreement and a 2 °C scenario. It is clear that heat pumps could have an important role to play in this development, and the business case development seems positive.