Why is Britain lagging behind in its heat pump uptake while the rest of the world steams ahead?

An air source heat pump on the side of a home
Latest figures show heat pump installation is growing worldwide, however in the UK heat pump figures are falling way behind (Image credit: Getty Images)

As the world moves towards sustainable energy, the latest data indicates that heat pumps are gaining popularity as a sustainable heating option.

In 2022, global sales of ground and air source heat pumps reached record-breaking figures, driven by increased policy support, incentives, and efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

Joseph Mullane
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News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.