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Government helps insulate homes until winter to pay less for utilities
23.06.2016 | 16:59
Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU

Ukrainians have an opportunity to insulate their homes until winter and reduce cost for utilities at the expense of the state - through the Governments program for energy efficiency, so-called "warm" loans. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman stated this during the Ukrainian Energy Efficiency Forum16, entitled "Energy Efficiency Fund, Ukraines Major Start-Up. Laws, Investment, Industry", on Thursday, June 23.

According to him, the tools that allowed Ukrainians to use irrevocable cash assistance from the state for energy efficiency measures were introduced in 2014. At that time, everything began with a simple provision of 20% compensation to households for replacement of gas boilers to electric ones.

"The program has evolved for two years. This year, the funding has tripled and makes up UAH 894 million. This means that another 300 thousand Ukrainian families can receive from the state resources for carrying out thermal isolation, and thus save their own resources formerly spent on heat purchase, produced from Russian gas," said Volodymyr Groysman.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister suggested that this resource may be insufficient, given the growing demand for "warm" loans, but he assured that the authorities will keep on working on the development of this extremely important area.

 

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