There is a working group in the Government that develops a mechanism aimed
at pegging heating bills to the outside temperature. Prime
Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk
informed about this in his Ten Minutes address to the citizens on Sunday,
"It should be the responsibility of the heating utility companies – to
decrease consumption of natural gas, to reduce the temperature of the coolant and
thus to lower the costs of heating your homes and not to heat the atmosphere at
your expense," the Prime Minister appealed to citizens.
has stressed that now it does not matter what’s the temperature outside -
"if batteries are overheated, we open windows, and, therefore, our bills
contain heating of the atmosphere": "It is because the heating
utility companies are interested in burning as much gas as possible in
order to present as large a bill as possible."
"The Government proposes to peg the bill, receiving by citizens, to
the outside temperature," he stressed.
The Prime Minister has informed that the working group is working on the
adoption of a corresponding resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.