Heat is the largest energy end‑use. Providing heating for homes, industry and other applications accounts for around half of total energy consumption.

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Key findings

Heating technology sales in the Sustainable Development Scenario, 2010-2030


Fossil fuel-based heating equipment still make up over half of sales

Sales of heat pumps and renewable heating equipment such as solar hot water systems have continued to increase by around 5% per year since 2010, representing 10% of overall sales in 2018. Fossil fuel-based equipment, however, still makes up more than 50% of sales, while less-efficient, conventional electric heating equipment adds another 30%. To be in line with the SDS, the share of heat pumps and renewable heating needs to reach 25% of new sales by 2030.