Year-on-year in Ukraine consumption by the housing sector makes up about 18 billion cubic meters of gas. By introducing energy efficient measures in the multi-storey buildings alone, this figure may be reduced to 4 billion cubic meters of gas. The necessary legislative framework has been adopted by Parliament in 2017.
This was emphasized by Vice Prime Minister, Minister for Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine Hennadii Zubko providing a report on the results of activities carried out in 2017 during a meeting of the line Committee of the Verkhovna Rada on Construction, Urban Development, Housing and Communal Services.
"This year has brought a success and become the breakthrough in adopting the necessary legislative basis for energy efficiency. Due to vigorous activity of the Palriament, communications maintained by the Ministry of Regional Development and the entire Government, Ukrainians have clearly realized that the term "energy efficiency" is, first of all, the way towards reducing energy consumption. And Ukraine has such potential," assured Hennadii Zubko.
The Vice Prime Minister stressed that the European Union and our international partners commend the outcomes of cooperation between the Parliament and the Government in energy efficiency sector.
In particular, among the achievements are the approval by the Government of the Concept of Heat Supply Reform, the Resolution on monetization of subsidies and on energy management; adopting the following laws: On the peculiarities for the realization of a right to property in a multi-apartment building, On the housing and communal enterprise, On commercial accounting of thermal energy and water supply, On energy efficiency of buildings, On the Energy Efficiency Fund, "On the production of heat from renewable energy sources, On restructuring of debts, On ESCO, changes to the Law of Ukraine On Potable Water.