In the Cabinet are confident that the Ukrainians will be able to reduce the amount in the utility bills 4 times, while not achieving a lowering of the gas prices from the government. According to Vice Prime Minister – Minister of regional development, construction and housing and communal services of Ukraine Gennady Zubko, will help with energy efficiency measures.
“We’re not going 2.5 times to reduce the price of gas, but we are capable of four times to reduce utility bills”
— Gennady Zubko
Vice Prime Minister – Minister of regional development, construction and housing of Ukraine
As an example, Deputy Prime Minister used an energy-efficient building in the Dnipro district of the capital. His tenants pay for heat in the last heating season of 8 UAH per 1 sq m, while the neighboring house is a 32 UAH per 1 sq. m.
The official reminded that the Ukrainians will be able to control heat consumption and significantly reduce the amount of the payment due to such events as the count of thermal energy, the state program “warm loans,” various municipal programs and activities of the energy efficiency Fund.
Earlier the National Commission for regulation in the energy and utilities found that local authorities unreasonably overestimated tariffs for heat. The head of “Naftogaz” explained necessity of increase of tariffs for hot water and heating. Became known, when, and how much it will rise in price.
We will remind, on October 19 the Cabinet adopted a decision to increase gas prices for population by 23.5% from November 1, 2018. Then Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman said that the new increase in gas prices for the population is not expected.