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Reforming housing and communal services: systemic solutions of local importance


  • V. Lier


The author deals with the problem of improving tariff policy in the context of a comprehensive reform of the housing and communal services (HCS) in Ukraine. The implementation of the state policy in this area has been analyzed and assessments of its effectiveness have been made. The article determines factors and features of the formation of the existing power system and pricing and identifies the current trends of shaping the new energy architecture settlements based on the optimal configuration of central and local systems was. The author analyses the methodological base of the tariff formation and mechanisms of state regulation in the sphere of housing and communal services, determines the price and structural imbalances in the system of power sector utilities and gives an assessment of the status and potential energy in the system of electricity and gas, as well as, in the system of heat and water. The article emphasizes the necessity of introducing modern monitoring systems, energy, financial and information flows, as the first stage of the reform of public utilities. Also, the article examines the conceptual position of market relations in the sphere of natural monopolies was examined. The necessity of a rational combination of state, market and civil options towards the formation of an effective system of housing and communal services is justified, and various recommendations on conceptual approaches and action plan for reforming housing and communal services towards improving energy efficiency on an innovative basis are given. The author provides conclusions and suggestions for solving the problem of improving the state policy in the field of housing.

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  • V. Lier, 2014. "Reforming housing and communal services: systemic solutions of local importance," Economy and Forecasting, Valeriy Heyets, issue 1, pages 37-52.
  • Handle: RePEc:eip:journl:y:2014:i:1:p:37-52

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