Energy Department Invests in Electric Heat Pump Manufacturing

Funding under the Defense Production Act will increase energy-efficient residential pump systems.

The Department of Energy released $63 million this month to grow the domestic manufacturing of electric residential heat pumps and heat pump systems. 

Heat pumps are generally more energy-efficient than traditional air conditioners, heaters, and water heaters. Instead of creating temperature, they transfer it, producing cool air by moving heat to water and vice versa. Heat pumps use 2 to 3 times less energy than similar residential technology, and electric heat pumps use even less.

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm stated, “These Defense Production Act dollars will further amp up domestic heat pump manufacturing to meet increasing consumer excitement, reduce emissions, and create clean energy jobs across the country.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for Secretary Granholm as she oversees efforts to transition to clean energy.
  • For the president and his energy advisors to be prudent in their pursuit of emission reductions.

Sources: Department of Energy


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