German heating can’t be made 100% electric, suppliers say

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German heating system suppliers said they can roll out electric heat pumps to households on a large scale to replace oil and gas boilers and protect the climate, but lawmakers must be flexible on options to cut the sector’s carbon footprint. “The industry is committed to supporting government goals to install 500,000 new pumps each year from 2024,” Markus Staudt, managing director of the federation of German Heating Industry (BDH), said on Thursday. He added producers were revving up capacities. “But we must give some 11 million old and inefficient heating systems and tho…

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