Critical Analysis of the Public Regional Programs on Energy Efficiency in the Context of Housing and Utilities Sector
AbstractRelevance of the study is defined by the large-scale aspirations of the state to enhance the processes of energy saving and energy efficiency in the sectors of the national economy. First of all, this concerns the energy-intensive industries, such as housing and utilities sector. Nodal stage and formalization of these processes are the public regional energy savings that have been developed, adopted and implemented since 2010. The aim of the study is to conduct a critical analysis of management models of the public regional programs of energy saving and energy efficiency in the context of housing complex. In particular, form the perspective of the changing Russian legislation in the sphere of the utilities sector and the new conditions and requirements for the subjects of housing and communal relations and management of public utilities complex. At the federal level, this has resulted in the development and adoption of a number of basic legal acts in the field of public utilities regulations of the Government of the Russian Federation. The study revealed a number of obstacles to the successful implementation of energy saving policy in the utility sector, highlighted key weaknesses of regional energy efficiency programs, and identified the ways of their improvement in relation to the relevant processes in the housing sector, as the main energy consumer and producer.
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