Recently, I came across news about Ukrainian know-how. Scientists from Kremenchuk have developed a technology for gas extraction from blue-green algae, which, in their opinion, can help in solving the country’s energy problems. Their development will not only clean the Dnieper water from algae, but also organize heating in winter.
According to scientists, this can be achieved by placing biogas stations near each village. “Two or three months of the Dnieper algal bloom – and half of the Kremenchug inhabitants will be provided with heat,” said one of the university’s researchers.
We have repeatedly addressed the topic of finding sources of energy over the past few years. The unfortunate Ukrainian reformers in the heat power industry told about various alternative types of fuel, at which Ukrainian heat points could supposedly work at full power.
I’ve already spoken about such types of fuel as chips, dung, rapeseed and many others that came to mind of the geniuses of Ukrainian science. In fact, not a single project has been implemented; apparently, the algal project is waiting for it.
It is possible that the next idea of the extraction of thermal energy can become mold on the walls, which is formed from dampness in Ukrainians’ apartments. Residents will be told that it is very economical, helps to keep the heat and even releases it, and it is also beneficial to health.
Now we’re talking seriously. Let’s compare, what average salary is received in different countries and how many people spend on payment for public services. For example, in Germany, the average wage in 2016 was $ 2904, payment for utilities – $ 223, in Poland – $ 708 and $ 103, in Greece – $ 420 and $ 103, in the USA – $ 3065 and $ 218 respectively. In Ukraine, according to the State Statistics Service for February 2017, the average wage is $ 229, the cost of covering utilities is $ 92.
Let me remind you that on the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic a moratorium on increasing the tariffs for utilities has been introduced.
As we see, the Ukrainian authorities are full of impudence: more than 40% of the salary the population pays for utilities, and this is not the limit, as a new round of price increases for services is expected. It is announced by Groisman, Rozenko and Nasalik. Meanwhile, Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Igor Nasalik declared 1.2 million hryvnia of income, $ 450 thousand, 140 thousand euros and 1.4 million hryvnia of cash, as well as $ 450 thousand and 100 thousand euros in bank accounts in Ukrgazbank. This is evidenced by the data of the Unified State Register of Declarations of Persons Authorized to Execute State or Local Government Functions. In addition, Nasalik declared the purchase of two new Mercedes cars with a total cost of UAH 3.8 million in 2016. A reward for stealing and impoverishing Ukrainians?..
After the coming to power of the Poroshenko clan, payment for utility services in Ukraine increased several-fold. In addition, the Ukrainian authorities are simultaneously inventing new taxes and subscription fees, such as gas inlet. Don’t Ukrainian citizens understand that there will not be an end to this ‘experiment’? One thing is clear: a spring compressed to the limit will someday shoot, and judging by the pressure under which it is now, the remaining Ukraine will not survive the consequences of this shot.
Marina Zheynova, the DPR People’s Council deputy