THE ENERGY TRANSITION
THE PATH TO A GREENER FUTURE
Transforming the way we heat
Power generation is being decarbonised by solar and wind but the transition in thermal energy particularly heat has barely started. Electrification of heat is the only scalable, viable solution that is ready to go right now and the most efficient electrical heat generators are heat pumps.
Heat is already 40% of our carbon and it is set to increase as we experience more volatile weather which leads to an increase in carbon emissions through increased use of heat and cooling.
Heat pumps are the future
Combustion technology for heat is being left behind because it is far less efficient and offers far less flexibility. Heat pumps, being driven by electricity, can partake in the energy markets with dynamic pricing, can be linked to electric vehicles and on site generation and cooling / refrigeration. All scenarios predict a major role for heat pumps.
Heat pumps are also available now, at scale. They’re a proven technology, work using existing infrastructure, and they bring the additional benefits of lower air pollution and overall system efficiency. As such they will be a key element of future Smart Cities, whereas fossil fuels are not. Fossil fuel and combustion technology carry a risk of becoming a redundant asset, whereas heat pumps offer flexibility and continuity.
In short, heat pumps are the future.