Rada of Ukraine adopted in the second reading a draft
law "On Energy Efficiency Fund” No.5598. The respective decision was
supported by 278 MPs.
«This issue encapsulates providing of technical and financial tools aimed
to support the implementation of energy efficiency in Ukraine, especially in
the residential sector. Hence, the said draft law offers an opportunity to
diminish a burden of expanses of ordinary Ukrainian families for modernization
of residential buildings up to 50%. Moreover, the adoption of the draft law
enables the country to remove barriers for external assistance and for
financing of energy efficiency measures in the country». This was stated by
Vice Prime Minister /Minister of Regional Development, Building, Housing and
Communal Service of Ukraine Hennadii Zubko during his speech at the Verkhovna
Rada of Ukraine.
He also reiterated that the Energy Efficiency Fund is a tool to reduce
the burden of utility payments on incomes of ordinary Ukrainian families as
well as to reach energy independence. «The Energy Efficiency Fund is a key
component of the comprehensive energy efficiency reform. It provides citizens
with financial support and technical solutions called to cut energy consumption
and expenses for payment utility bills», urged the Vice Prime Minister, while
delivering a speech at the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
The Vice Prime Minister noted the European Union had clearly expressed
its readiness to provide financial support in filling the Energy Efficiency
Earlier, Hennadii Zubko
had called on MPs to adopt a package of three bills seek to launch the energy
efficiency reform, in particular:
Draft law “On Housing and Communal Services” (No.1581-d) is aimed to
create an updated market of housing and communal services and to establish
clear rules for cooperation between the consumer and service provider.
Draft law "On Commercial Accounting of Utility Services” (No.4901)
stipulates for the compulsory installation of metering devices. People will pay
only for consumed resources instead of paying for repairing of pipes as well as
for connection failures.
Bill "About Energy Efficiency of Buildings” (No.4941) ensures fair
measuring of the consumed heat in residential buildings, introduces a mechanism
for obtaining a unified energy performance certificate for each particular
building, provides independent diagnostics of
buildings and a renovation plan.