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Carbon War and Energy Transition in Germany and Poland

by gmoke Tue Feb 14th, 2023 at 03:46:58 AM EST

Sales of heat pumps in Poland experienced a 120% rise in demand in 2022, as interest in the renewable heating technology booms across Europe.

Poland saw sales grow to over 200,000 units in 2022, accelerated by Russia's invasion of Ukraine and plans to move away from natural gas in heating buildings.

In terms of equipment designed for central water heating, the increase reached 130%, representing almost one in three of all space heating units sold in 2022.

Source: https://www.coolingpost.com/world-news/heat-pump-sales-rise-120-in-poland

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German heat pump sales were also up 53%

Source: https://www.coolingpost.com/world-news/german-heat-pump-sales-up-53

and German "Roof-mounted [solar] installations for family homes increased by 40 percent to nearly 3 GW"

Source: https://www.cleanenergywire.org/news/german-solar-power-capacity-2022-sees-fast-growth-still-w ell-below-target

People, individual homeowners are responding to the carbon war by getting off fossil fuels and installing renewables.  This is a response to the current war between Russia and Ukraine as well as to climate change.  It's a connection I don't see made often enough.

As with climate change, perhaps this trend will only accelerate.

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Meanwhile, Poland installed the third most solar in the EU after Germany and Spain

Source: https://notesfrompoland.com/2022/12/20/poland-has-installed-third-most-solar-capacity-in-eu-th

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