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.
Europeans support ambitious climate action and a clean energy transition which leaves no country and no citizen behind. The Just Transition Fund (JTF) is a key pillar of the Green Deal to address the disproportionate effects that the energy transition may have on some regions, jobs and economic activities in the EU.
In particular, the JTF offers a lifeline to Europe’s most vulnerable regions and is essential to support those with a different starting point in the decarbonisation journey. To be an instrument of solidarity, the Fund must accelerate the deploymentof clean solutions that deliver decarbonisation, are cost-effective and create thejobs and skills of the future in coal regions and across the EU.
These solutions include smart electric based solutions and related infrastructure, renewables, circular economy and environmental remediation. For instance, up to €23 billion could be saved on energy bills with breakthrough levels of smart electrification and deep buildings efficiency, leading to the net creation of potentially 1.8 million jobs in Europe.
The JTF should create the necessary regional synergies between economic activitiescompatible with the decarbonisation ambition of the EU and job creation. By offering concrete support to phase out fossil fuel-based energy intensive activities in favour of investments in network infrastructure, renewable, smart, and electrified solutions, the JTF will have the strongest impact on the regions that need it most. Renewable electricity technologies generate twice as many jobs as fossil fuel with 1,2 million jobs in the EU in 2018 (IRENA), and together with a smart and modernised grid they provide cost-competitive energy to businesses.
The window of opportunity to tackle climate change is closing. We can no longer afford to channel EU funds into activities that delay the move to climate neutrality or create lock-in effects. This is what would happen if projects aiming at prolonging the use of fossil fuels or at installing new fossil infrastructure become eligible for the JTF. The European Parliament’s position will be central to Europe’s ability to deliver ambitious EU climate & energy policies towards climate neutrality by 2050.
The members of the Electrification Alliance call on the European Parliament to ensure that the JTF supports the deployment of renewable, smart and electric-based solutions rather than any unsustainable continued use of fossil fuels, including natural gas.