A heat pump is a device that can provide heating, cooling and hot water for residential, commercial and industrial use. Despite the name, all heat pumps can provide both heating and cooling. They work well in nearly all types of climate.
EHPA aims for quality. Together with its member it tries to show both the end-consumers and policy makers that heat pumps are quality products that are very energy efficient and are using the available renewable energy sources as much as possible.
EHPA is the voice of the heat pump sector in the European Union and advocates for a faster deployment of heat pumps. We want EU laws that enable heat pumps to become the number one heating and cooling solution in Europe. Everyone, everywhere should have access to sustainable, affordable heating.
EHPA members meet at the annual general assembly.
EHPA organises the annual conference Heat Pump Forum, and several heat pump related events every year.
EHPA co-organises and supports the European Heat Pump Summit in Nuremberg.
EHPA is present at major trade fairs in Europe.
At the World Economic Forum in wintry Davos last week, EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen outlined her plans for boosting clean technologies including heat pumps, in response to competition from the United States and China.
She focused on four main areas:
Clean tech supply chain: The EU Commission will publish a ‘Net-Zero Industry Act’ with “clear goals for European clean tech by 2030” will “focus investment on strategic projects along the entire supply chain”.
Financing: Changes will be made to state aid and more EU funding offered, including through a ‘European Sovereignty Fund’. The Fund should be detailed by the summer, as part of the mid-term review of the EU multi-annual budget.
Skills: These are highlighted as important but without specific announcements planned, as the EU has more limited competences in this area.
Trade: The EU Commission wants to ensure open and fair trade to be able to import raw materials and export high value-added green goods.
On 9-10 February EU Internal Market Commissioner Breton will come with an official communication on the net-zero industry act, including a public consultation.
EHPA will keep a close eye on the upcoming proposal and work to ensure it reflects as far as possible our asks in the heat pump accelerator: creating trust, ensuring market stability, improving affordability, boosting jobs, and supporting R&D.