"Now I am engaged in work
with international financial institutions – we are not capable to cope
with this program alone – including regarding
installation of heating meters for the people,
of gas meters in full amount",
said Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Friday, 19 February, in an interview with
Ukrainian TV channels.
The Prime Minister noted that it was
necessary, "to ensure people pay only for the volume
of the services which he/she receives, to prevent heat-generating
companies from using their
monopoly and just preying upon the people".
At the same time, he recalled that
neighbouring Poland had been engaged in implementation
of energy efficiency programmes for years: "It
is the fact that the Poles received billions of euros from the European Union and had spent
about 15 years to carry out their energy modernization".
The Prime Minister noted that the
Ukrainian Government had already launched
an energy efficiency program. The Oshchadbank
compensates from the state budget 20 to
70% of the loan either on the boiler, or, for instance,
on thermal insulation for your house, apartment or
a condominium", he said.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed
that under this program about 100 thousand Ukrainian families had been
granted credits worth almost over UAH
1 billion. In addition, he reminded
that energy efficiency measures had already led to a
significant reduction in gas consumption. "Minus 20% of
gas consumption. We have got rid of dependence on Russia. Direct deliveries from the European Union".