Future of Energy Lecture – Heating goes electric: Why heat pumps will become mainstream soon

Greg Jackson, Octopus Energy

The pace of decarbonisation needs to accelerate in the face of climate change. The UK is aiming to reach Net Zero by 2050 but almost 90% of our domestic energy usage is still carbon-emitting. That’s because natural gas is still the dominant source of home heating, although renewables are now covering almost 50% of UK electricity. The good news is – the UK is at the verge of an electric heating revolution, and heat pumps are the magic systems that are making this transformation possible. By investing heavily in ramping up their production and installation, Octopus Energy is helping to make clean and affordable heat pumps the dominant heating technology in the UK, turbocharging the country’s decarbonisation efforts.

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