22 May 2008

ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND HEAT PUMPS: HOW POLICY WILL DRIVE THE MARKET


In the last five years there has been a sharp rise in the focus given to energy
efficiency in energy ministries across the 27 member countries of the International Energy
Agency and this is leading to substantial changes in policy environments with important
implications for the HVAC and refrigeration industry. Major new policy initiatives have been
launched and are set to be strengthened in all large economies as governments apply
themselves to the challenge of realising the substantial cost-effective energy savings that
have been identified. This paper reviews why this change in emphasis has come about, what
it already means for the heat pump industry and what changes might be expected in the
future.