World News

Industry news and insights from Europe and around the World

UK News

Latest news and developments in the United Kingdom

Products

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

Features

General articles, applications and industry analysis

Heat pumps – call for action

EUROPE: The European Commission has opened its call for evidence on its proposed heat pump action plan to accelerate deployment of the technology in the EU.

The use of efficient heat pumps in buildings, industry & local heat networks is seen as key for cutting greenhouse gases and achieving the EU’s Green Deal & REPowerEU targets.

The action plan will seek to accelerate the heat pump market and achieve the Green Deal Industrial Plan to install at least 10 million additional heat pumps by 2027.

The input provided will be taken into account as the Commission further develop and fine-tune the initiative. In addition, a public consultation will be launched later in the second quarter of 2023.

The Commission insists that the partnership will bring together the Commission, EU countries, the sector itself, financial institutions and training providers across the whole heat pump value chain to ensure heat pumps can be widely deployed without downgrading power grid stability.  

Through targeted communication, the action plan will aim to provide citizens, businesses, and small industries with easily accessible information on existing heat pump solutions, the heat-pump readiness of their buildings, industrial plants, and networks, among other topics. A dedicated heat pump skills partnership will aim to provide an operational response to the skills gap in the EU and promote the development of an expert workforce in the sector. 

Further information here.

Latest News

12th July 2024

Chinese HFC blends evaded anti-dumping duties

USA: The US Department of Commerce has ruled that imports of certain blend refrigerants from Turkey, Malaysia and China have been circumventing anti-dumping duties imposed in 2016.
12th July 2024

High temperature heat pump on R513A

EUROPE: Mitsubishi Electric has launched a new high temperature water-to-water heat pump using lower GWP refrigerant R513A.
11th July 2024

Danfoss opens new factory in Mexico

MEXICO: Danfoss has inaugurated a new 40,000m² compressor, sensor and heat exchanger manufacturing plant at its Monterrey campus.
11th July 2024

Belfield chairs FETA Training and Skills Group

UK: Manufacturers’ group FETA has appointed Wendy Belfield, of BEMS controls company InTandem Systems, as chair of its Training and Skills Group.
10th July 2024

Fridge achieves Peak performance

UK: A fridge sponsored by wholesaler Beijer Ref is aiming to raise £5,000 after completing the 100km Peak District Ultra Challenge strapped to the back of charity fundraiser Daniel Fairbrother.
10th July 2024

OCR scanning to speed HVAC spares identification

USA: Parts Town, the distributor of OEM parts for foodservice, HVAC parts and residential appliance equipment, has added visual search capabilities to its mobile app.