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  • We call on the Parliament to dedicate one session day to considering legislative package on energy efficiency, says Hennadii Zubko
    posted 07 March 2017 17:25

    We will urge the Parliament to devote any session day to considering a package of draft bills on energy efficiency. On Tuesday during the plenary week we are planning to summon meetings of the Committee on Construction, Urban Development, Housing and Communal Services and the Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety to finally coordinate all points of the bills, stated Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine/Minister of Regional Development, Building, Housing and Utilities of Ukraine Hennadii Zubko in an interview with the Hromadske Radio.

    “We have determined April 1 as an approximate date for the launch of the Energy Efficiency Fund. Today we expect the Parliament to adopt relevant legislative package which will enable the establishment of the Energy Efficiency Fund. It includes not just the draft law "On Energy Efficiency Fund", but also the bill "About Energy Efficiency of Buildings", the draft law "On Commercial Accounting of Utility Services” and draft law "On Housing and Communal Services”, said Vice Prime Minister.

    According to him, in the next week a representative of the European Union Katharina Maternova is scheduled to visit Ukraine. It’s noteworthy she provides assistance to Ukraine in preparation and introduction of the Energy Efficiency Fund.

    “I think there will be another meeting with MPs to discuss the need for the adoption of these laws. There is a huge number of MPs waiting for these bills to be approved. So, on Monday we are to determine the day for considering extremely important laws for the country”, underlined Hennadii Zubko.

    Vice Prime Minister assures the adoption of these bills will provide a basis for Ukraine to implement activities undertaken in European countries, which proved effectiveness.

    “We have all chances to achieve energy independence through energy efficiency tools, but not only by growing volumes of production of Ukrainian gas”, urged Hennadii Zubko.