Yesterday, National Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi, Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, and Senior Advisor for Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation John Podesta convened the first-ever White House roundtable on heat pump manufacturing and deployment, underscoring how the President is Investing in America to grow good-paying clean energy manufacturing jobs and lower energy bill costs for consumers and businesses.
Administration officials were joined by executives from heat pump manufacturers, distributors, and labor leaders to discuss how investments from President Biden’s historic legislative record will expand the American heat pump manufacturing industry and build a pipeline of skilled workers to meet the growing demand for heat pumps around the country.
These super-efficient heating, cooling and hot water systems – also known as heat pumps – lower energy costs for American families, building owners, consumers, and companies, and will reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We can create good manufacturing and construction jobs, strengthen American competitiveness, and improve building performance with energy efficiency.
Through the Inflation Reduction Act, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Defense Production Act, and other aligned programs, the Biden-Harris Administration is making both demand-side investments to spur heat pump manufacturing capacity and workforce development, and supply-side investments to help consumers capture the benefits of a clean energy economy.
This roundtable comes as President Biden’s economic agenda on lowering energy costs is driving momentum around heat pump deployment and growing consumer demand, with American consumers buying more heat pumps than gas furnaces in 2022.
Buildings are the foundation of where we live, work, and learn, yet they collectively represent almost 40% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Deploying heat pumps in millions of American homes and buildings, alongside energy efficiency improvements and clean energy deployment, will help tackle the climate crisis, boost our energy security and independence, lower energy costs for American consumers, create good paying jobs for American workers, all while improving health in our communities.