Carbon Emissions Calculator for GSHPs using Grid Electricity
The current carbon emissions from different heating systems are shown below in a small program that updates to the current grid carbon intensity every half hour.
The carbon emissions of heating based on heat transfer using grid electricity are dramatically lower than any heating system based on combustion of carbon compounds.
The route to lower carbon emissions for heating
If we are serious about controlling carbon emissions, we need to stop combustion of carbon fuels and move towards the electrification of heat.
That means installing ground source heat pumps now.
Not just for off-gas grid areas, but for all on-electric grid areas as well.
Not just for heating, but also for cooling as well.