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US senate introduces two bills supporting transition to heat pumps

The bills are the Heating Efficiency and Affordability through Tax Relief (HEATR) Act and Installing Clean Efficient Energy Hastens Our Transition (ICEE HOT) Act. Neither bill referred to the refrigerants used in heat pumps. The HEATR Act, introduced by U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (Democrat-Minnesota) creates a manufacturer tax credit to incentivise production of “high-efficiency, safe, and affordable heat pumps,” said an announcement of the bill from Klobuchar. These bills aim to support the transition to heat pumps from fossil-fuel heating sources for space and hot-water heating.Read More »US senate introduces two bills supporting transition to heat pumps