World News

Industry news and insights from Europe and around the World

UK News

Latest news and developments in the United Kingdom


Keep up-to-date with the latest new products and technology


General articles, applications and industry analysis

UK should heed Euro heat pump decline

UK: The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has called on the UK Government to take heed of the decline in European heat pump sales and institute clear, consistent and decisive action.

Figures released yesterday by the European Heat Pump Association (HPA) revealed a 5% drop in heat pump sales in Europe last year compared to 2022. This reversed a decade-long trend of annual increases.

The downturn is primarily being attributed to policy uncertainty and the disparity in the price between electricity and gas, which are being felt within the UK market too.

“Whilst the UK saw a small but welcome growth of 4% in heat pump sales in 2023 compared to 2022, the latest statistics from the EHPA illustrate the uncertainty surrounding the sector and must act as a wake-up call for all stakeholders involved in the world’s transition to low carbon energy use,” said HPA CEO Charlotte Lee.

“We need clear, consistent and decisive action from governments across Europe and in the UK to reverse this overall decline, and as highlighted by the EHPA’s report, one of the biggest influencing factors is the price of electricity relative to gas. The lowest carbon heat must be the lowest cost heat to accelerate the transition to electrification.”

Related stories:

European heat pump sales down 5% in 202327 February 2024
EUROPE: After a decade of increases, heat pump sales in Europe fell by around 5% in 2023 – and market analysts are expecting this downward trend to continue this year. Read more…

HPA advice for widescale heat pump deployment28 November 2023
UK: A new report from the Heat Pump Association (HPA) sets out a comprehensive roadmap and recommendations for accelerating the adoption of heat pumps in the UK. Read more…

Latest News

23rd July 2024

JCI-Hitachi confirms $8.1bn JV sale to Bosch

JAPAN/USA/GERMANY: Johnson Controls and Hitachi have confirmed an agreement to sell their European air conditioning joint venture business to German manufacturer Robert Bosch in an $8.1bn deal.
23rd July 2024

Lu-Ve in €27m deal to supply UK nuclear plant

ITALY: Lu-Ve is to supply air coolers to the latest Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant under construction in Somerset, UK, in a €27m contract.
22nd July 2024

Bosch leads bid for JCI-Hitachi JV

JAPAN: German company Robert Bosch is reported to be the leading candidate to acquire the Johnson Controls-Hitachi domestic air conditioning joint venture. 
22nd July 2024

Baxi heat pumps meet Passivhaus challenge

UK: A development of 16 social homes designed and built to achieve Passivhaus standard has been constructed in Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway, with the support of Baxi air-source heat pumps.
21st July 2024

Adiabatic CO2 system promises big energy savings

AUSTRALIA: An indirect evaporative CO2 refrigeration system which promises potential energy savings of 19% is being trialled in one of Australia's leading supermarkets.
21st July 2024

Panasonic adds energy efficient glass on freezer doors

JAPAN: Panasonic’s use of vacuum insulated glass (VIG) on new reach-in freezer upright display cases is said to offer energy savings of up to 33% compared to conventional units.