Nine states have agreed to ramp up heat pump sales to meet heating, cooling and water heating demand in coming years.
The memorandum of understanding signed by directors of environmental agencies from California, Colorado, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon and Rhode Island sets a goal of heat pumps making up at least 65% of new residential heating, air conditioning and water heating sales by 2030, and 90% by 2040 among other measures.
“Today’s announcement is good news for the environment and public health, said Johanna Neumann, Senior Director of the Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy at Environment America Research & Policy Center. “Electric heat pumps are more efficient than fossil-fuel powered alternatives and they allow us to heat and cool our homes with renewable energy.”
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