Today Ukraine is laying the foundation for making Ukraine completely energy independent state in 10 years. Ukraine’s PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk emphasized at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on Wednesday, June 17.
"The task of the country today is to lay the foundation for making Ukraine completely energy independent state in 10 years, and making us consume the least amount of energy products, because today we occupy the first place in the world as to the amount of primary energy consumption per 1 dollar of gross domestic product. This is unacceptable," the Prime Minister underlined.
According to him, the energy policy of the Government is aimed at market and fair tariffs in the energy sector. In addition, the state should protect all low-income citizens in view of bringing tariffs in accordance with the economically reasonable level. One of the main tasks is to provide energy efficiency and energy independence of the state in the next 10 years.
Moreover, Arseniy Yatsenyuk believes that Ukraine should be ensured with domestic energy products and energy efficiency, "Energy updating, insulation of buildings, meters and a reduction in consumption and therefore a decrease in accounts for the population." "That's our energy policy," the Prime Minister noted.
"I expect that four largest global accounting firms will carry out the first audit and make their first conclusion on tariff charge. And I am going to ask for further audit of energy companies, including NJSC Naftogaz Ukrainy, Ukrgazvydobuvania, Ukrtransgaz, so that we find out all expenses, depreciation exps, investments and expenditures of all public companies," he said.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed that this "the most transparent way on setting tariffs in the country."