We said that we would move forward with this programme and we followed that promise with real action, which firstly meant assessing the quality of boilers and replacing them. Secondly, assessing the quality of fuels, being what we put into the furnace, to make sure that it is as high as possible. And thirdly, the key point, the inauguration of which we are witnessing today - the thermomodernisation and insulation of buildings said the Prime Minister.
As the head of government pointed out,
we allocate over PLN 100 billion for a programme that will span the next few years, for financial support amounting up to 90%, or sometimes even up to 100% for those people who cannot afford to contribute to the costs of insulating their buildings.
The Prime Minister stressed that insulating a building is an opportunity for energy savings ranging from 30 to 50%. As he said,
this means less need for combustion, lesser consumption of energy carriers, cleaner air, less harmful substances.
We consider the quality of air our priority and I believe that thanks to this programme, the air in Poland will become better, our homes warmer, and the Polish people - healthier. That is what this programme is all about concluded the Head of Government.
Thermomodernisation of buildings under the Clean Air programme
The programme is focused on the replacement of old solid-fuel furnaces and boilers, as well as thermomodernisation of single family houses for efficient energy management. The programme targets natural persons being owners of single family houses or persons with a permit to commence the construction of a single family house. Programme will be implemented over 12 years (in the period 2018-2029), 10 of which will be the period to submit applications.
The activities assumed for co-financing include:
- replacing old heat sources (furnaces and boilers fired by solid fuels),
- purchasing and assembling new heat sources that meet the standards set out by the programme,
- insulating building partitions,
- replacing windows and doors
- installing or modernising central heating and domestic hot water systems,
- installing renewable energy sources (solar collectors and photovoltaic installations),
- installing mechanical ventilation with heat recovery.
Grants and loans will be provided through 16 Voivodeship Funds for Environmental Protection and Water Management.
Since 19 September this year to date, more than 5200 applications have been submitted under the Clean Air programme (as of 11.10.2018).