will have an authority to determine tariffs for heat produced with use of
alternative or renewable energy sources. This was stated by Vice Prime Minister,
Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities of
Ukraine Hennadii Zubko,
speaking about a draft law elaborated by the Ministry of Regional Development.
"From now on it
is possible to provide heating not just to a separate building or institution
using alternative energy sources, but to transfer boilers to use
non-traditional or renewable sources of energy," the official explained.
decentralization means the transfer of maximum power to the local authorities.
This decision was taken long ago, the more so it is fixed in the Coalition
agreement," said Hennadii Zubko.
According to the
official, today the share of renewables in the
overall energy balance of Ukraine makes up 3.45%. The program of reforms of the
Government will allow increasing it up to 30% by 2030.
"Today we are to
lay the basis for tomorrow's energy independence of Ukraine. With this purpose we
are ready to overcome antagonism of those who stands against letting control over
regulatory and budgetary "taps” to slide," added the Vice Prime
informed the bill would soon be submitted to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.