Overview - Renewable energy created by stock of heat pumps, in TWh

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Renewable energy

Renewable energy from heat pump stock - in TWh
RES potential: If Sweden was everywhere...

If heat pumps would be as popular as in Sweden and Norway, how much green energy would they provide across Europe? In the chart, the bars show the potential. The red dots indicate the amount of renewable energy produced by the current stock of heat pumps.

Distance to 2020 renewable energy target, in % points

Many countries lag behind its own targets to increase their share of renewables in total energy consumption. How big is the gap for each country, and can it be closed by more heat pumps?

TODAY: Latest data on the RES gap is available from Eurostat for 2013. It is based on the same data as this official map: http://iet.jrc.ec.europa.eu/remea/news/eu-28-ms-distance-2020-overall-res-share-targets

HP potential: The heat pump potential is the answer to the question: How many heat pumps could be installed in country X if it had the same number of heat pumps per household as Norway (see above)? The additional heat pumps generate additional renewable energy. On that basis we calculate the potential RES share.

Most countries can (over)achieve the targets if they untap the full heat pump potential.

Emission savings

GHG CO2 reduction from heat pump stock - in Mt
CO2 savings potential: If Norway was everywhere...

If heat pumps would be as popular as in Norway, how much CO2 could they save across Europe? In the chart, the bars show the potential. The red dots indicate the amount of CO2 saved by the current stock of heat pumps.

Energy savings

Final energy savings from heat pump stock - in TWh
Primary energy savings from heat pump stock - in TWh
Final energy savings potential: If Norway was everywhere...

If heat pumps would be as popular as in Norway, how much final energy could they save across Europe? In the chart, the bars show the potential. The red dots indicate the amount of final energy saved by the current stock of heat pumps.