A reform of
energy efficiency is based on three benchmarks. In the first place, it implies
the retrofitting of management of the housing sector. Second,
the establishment of an Energy Efficiency Fund. Third, the reform of the
heat power industry.
This was stated
by Vice Prime Minister/Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing
and Utilities of Ukraine Hennadii Zubko
during a press conference "Decentralization and energy efficiency: the
state of implementation of key reforms in the country."
as an essential task the modernization of enterprises that provide heat for
houses. "It is insufficient for us just to upgrade the old monsters, patch
the pipes or change the boilers. We should transfer to the new dimension of
modernization of the thermal power system. From heating
homes, groups of houses to heating of a section. This is a European approach, which we are
striving to achieve. Technology already allows us to avoid warming water in one
place and sending it through the entire city, but due to the cheap energy to do
it autonomously", said Hennadii Zubko.
that before the end of year relevant acts were to be approved. "It's not
just a question of changes in the Tax and Budget Codes, Law on investment
activity, but also the adoption of laws on the Energy Efficiency Fund, the
energy efficiency of buildings and on commercial accounting," said Hennadii Zubko.
Prime Minister noted that "the expectation from the energy efficiency
reform is three-fivefold reduction of bills for heating and gas consumption for
every Ukrainian family." "We expect additional 75 thousand jobs for
the state, for Ukrainian families. Our objective is through the reform to
transform the expenses for subsidy into investments in energy efficiency. We
forecast that annual gas consumption will be cut by 1.5 billion cubic
meters", summed up Hennadii Zubko.