Electric heat pumps have emerged as a solution for reducing building emissions—and greener electricity is key to optimizing heat pumps’ potential. Our analysis shows that, for a typical North American grid, heat pumps powered by renewables could produce significantly lower emissions compared with other common ways to heat buildings.

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To read the article, see “Building decarbonization: How electric heat pumps could help reduce emissions today and going forward,” July 25, 2022.