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Arseniy Yatsenyuk: Gas consumption in Ukraine cut by 19%
11.11.2015 | 17:48
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE CMU

The result for now is heat loans have been issued at UAH 1 billion, thus 20 to 60% of the amount is compensated by the state. The Government of Ukraine considers a possibility to increase volumes of financing loans for energy efficiency, said Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on Wednesday, 11 November.

"60 thousand households have received monetary assistance for the insulation of their homes, the replacement of boilers. And there have already been issued initial credits for condominiums when residents of a building decide to hold insulation and energy modernization", explained the Head of Government.

Moreover, Arseniy Yatsenyuk informed that throughout 9 months of 2015 the volumes of natural gas consumption in Ukraine had fallen by 19% as compared to last year: "We have saved 19% of natural gas. It is worth billions".

"It has proved possible due to the fact that we reformed the gas sector, introduced market rates at the first stage, provided the most extensive program of subsidies and launched an energy efficiency programme", he stressed, adding that presently 4.1 million households obtain subsidies from the Ukrainian state.

"We aren’t going to burn money for ineffective use of energy resource. We will continue to upgrade our homes, to insulate, change boilers, consume less gas, pay less for it and help those who need help, instead of those who warm their swimming pools and houses with an area of 1.5-2 thousand square meters with gas. This is called social justice. And it is an invariable Government policy", said Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

 

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