U.S. Poised to Embrace Heat Pump Heating on a Large Scale
The United States has mainly used gas-and oil-fired equipment for space heating and hot water supply for many years, but it is now making a decisive shift to electric heat pump heating and hot water supply, to counteract soaring energy prices and achieve carbon neutrality. The Biden-Harris Administration is making both demand-side investments to spur heat pump manufacturing capacity and workforce development, and supply-side investments to help consumers reap the benefits of a clean energy economy, through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Defense Production Act, and other aligned programs.
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