Nine States Sign Heat Pump Agreement To Cut Air Pollution

Chris Lawson April 1, 2024

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States Forge Alliance for Heat Pump Transition

In a bid to combat climate change and accelerate the transition to clean energy, nine states have inked a landmark agreement aimed at promoting heat pump adoption. Backed by initiatives to incentivize sales and policy mandates for installations, this pact signals a pivotal shift towards sustainable HVAC solutions. Cities, too, are stepping up to the plate, offering local incentives and spearheading efforts to reach underserved communities. With collective action at the forefront, stakeholders are poised to usher in a new era of energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.

In a pivotal move to combat air pollution, nine states, notably including California and New York, have officially signed a groundbreaking heat pump agreement. The memorandum of understanding (MOU), unveiled in January, outlines ambitious targets aimed at revolutionizing the residential heating, cooling, and water heating sectors. By 2030, the agreement aims for heat pumps to comprise 65% of equipment sales in these categories, with an even more ambitious goal of reaching 90% by 2040. This concerted effort signals a significant shift towards sustainable HVAC solutions, marking a decisive step forward in the collective fight against climate change and environmental degradation.

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