DOE allocates $63 million to increase electric heat pump production

Feb. 21, 2024
Electric heat pumps are critical to lowering energy costs, reducing the country’s dependency on fossil fuels, and improving national security. 

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated $63 million to expand the domestic manufacturing of heat pump systems and components. Made possible by the Inflation Reduction Act and Defense Production Act (DPA),the program builds on a successful first round of $169 million in funding in November 2023. According to the DOE, electric heat pumps are critical to lowering energy costs, reducing the country’s dependency on fossil fuels, and improving national security. 

In a recent quote, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm said, “As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to address the climate crisis, 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. President Biden’s Investing in America agenda is working—it’s not only making heating and cooling technology more accessible, but it's also growing high-quality job options for workers in underserved communities and helping supercharge America’s clean energy economy.”

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