States sign up to boost heat pump sales

The goal is to significantly lower building emissions to meet climate change targets.
Workers install a heat pump in an 80-year-old rowhouse Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, in northwest Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Nine Democratic-led states said Wednesday they will team up to enact policies to boost the market for zero-emitting heat pumps, in an effort to reduce emissions from buildings and help stay on track for meeting emissions reduction targets.

California, Colorado, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon and Rhode Island, plus Washington, D.C., signed a memorandum of understanding that at least 65% of sales for residential heating, air conditioning, and water heating equipment will be heat pump equipment by 2030. That would surge to 90% by 2040.

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