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.
On 17 December 2022, MEPs and EU governments reached an agreement on the EU’s carbon market, the Emissions Trading System (ETS). An ETS will be set up for buildings and road transport from 2027, meaning a price will be put on the CO2 emitted by fossil fuel heating.
EHPA has long supported such a carbon price, which is key to creating a more level playing field between fossil energy and heat pumps.
“It is about time the heating sector was brought in line with the EU’s ‘polluter pays’ principle – this is a key milestone on the path to decarbonizing heat and cooling through large-scale heat pump roll-out”,said Jozefien Vanbecelaere, Head of EU Affairs at the European Heat Pump Association.
The EU institutions also agreed that governments will need to allocate all the revenues they receive from ETS auctioning to climate action. This should hugely boost investments in green technology such as heat pumps.
MEPs and the Council also agreed to create a Social Climate Fund (SCF) to support vulnerable households, micro-enterprises and transport worth €86.7 billion from 2026 to 2032.
“The Social Climate Fund is crucial to help those who need it most to decarbonise their homes”, said Vanbecelaere.
This fund will be used to cushion the impacts of the new ETS agreement on vulnerable households by supporting investments in for example the decarbonisation of heating and cooling in buildings.