Energy Efficiency Fund - a step to European standards
May 31 Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine Gennadiy Zubko presented to international partners and donors Concept and Plan of the establishment of Energy Efficiency Fund.
According to him, this is a significant step towards European standards of production, supply and consumption of energy, improvement of people's lives and, ultimately, to the energy independence of Ukraine."This will create a new market for energy efficiency measures, introduced a system of certification of energy efficiency of buildings and increased the number of buildings close to zero energy consumption", - said Gennady Zubko. He believes that the Fund will become a powerful vehicle to attract investment from international organizations for infrastructure upgrading projects.
Fund management structure will allow for independent energy policy and to ensure a transparent decision-making. In particular, the Steering Committee will consist of representatives of the Government, donors and IFIs.
Gennadiy Zubko said that the launch of the Fund planned for the end of the heating season 2016/17. By this time, should provide the necessary legal framework and expected expenditures of the state budget. According to Deputy Prime Minister, the Foundation reach certain results in the first years of work and significant - by 2021 year.
The presentation of Concept and Plan of Energy Efficiency Fund can be found here: http://bit.ly/1O4kKTK