a wide range of capabilities – both resources and finance - to become completely
self-sufficient on domestic energy production in a few years and introduce programs
on efficient consumption of energy carriers, stated Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during the Gov’t
He drew attention
to the fact that tariffs and quality of utilities are among the most urgent and
recurring. Meanwhile, finding the solutions to those depends on the systematic
work of central and local authorities.
energy saving measures would affect utility bills towards two-threefold reduction.
essential issue is how much thermal energy we consume, and energy efficiency topic
goes here to the fore", said Volodymyr Groysman. "Boiler
houses should be modern and highly efficient, pipes to the buildings - replaced
and insulated so that not to warm the ground and air. In
buildings it is necessary to insulate walls, install windows, customized heat
supply stations that do not allow heat loss. This is a matter of regulation and
consumption. And the
responsibility lies within the local authorities."
The Head of Government
stressed that a resource worth over UAH 100 billion as additional revenues is
concentrated in the regions, therefore they have everything necessary to take
should become an energy efficient and energy independent state," highlighted
"Over the next few years, we will become completely sustainable in
domestic gas production to satisfy internal needs, and we will launch the
process of a systemic reduction of gas prices. This would be the right step."
Head of Government reminded that this year the Energy Efficiency Fund would
commence operation in Ukraine as an instrument of energy modernization,
including the housing stock, and a tool to provide assistance to local budgets.
"I want to thank the international partners for the comprehensive support
of the Fund," the Prime Minister added.