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The Clean Air priority programme with the support of Prime Minister Morawiecki

For more than a week, meetings concerning the government’s Clean Air programme were held throughout the country, during which experts from the Voivodeship Funds for Environmental Protection and Water Management have been explaining the details of the implementation of the priority programme.

In Opoczno, Łódź Voivodeship, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and the Minister of Environment Henryk Kowalczyk appeared during the meeting with the residents of the municipality.

“The Clean Air Programme guarantees the thermal modernisation of millions of Polish homes. We are aware that these are ambitious goals. However, we want to carry them out for Poles in order to make up for many years of civilisation backwardness and to increase energy efficiency of the entire housing stock,” said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki during the meeting.

“More than 100 billion PLN will provide Poles with warmer homes and lower bills. At the same time, these activities will radically contribute to the improvement of air quality and citizens’ health,” he added.

The residents of Opoczno had an opportunity to see the full offer of the Clean Air priority programme, which will be implemented in 2018-2029. Its budget amounts to PLN 103 billion, including PLN 63.3 billion in financing in the form of grants and PLN 39.7 billion in the form of repayable loans. The money will be used, in particular, for the thermal modernisation and replacement of heat sources.

“Particular attention should be paid to the comprehensiveness of the implemented programme. In particular, it will help to drastically improve air quality in Poland and tackle the problem of smog, especially in areas where smog is the worst problem,” said minister Kowalczyk.

The amount of financing granted as part of the Clean Air priority programme will vary from 30 to 90% subsidy of the eligible investment costs, depending on the income per capita in the household.

Answering the questions of the residents of Opoczno Minister Kowalczyk assured that the homeowners with the lowest income may apply for a subsidy of up to 90% of eligible costs of thermal modernisation, and the amount of subsidy support may not exceed PLN 53,000.

The Programme will be financed from the funds of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, the Voivodeship Funds for Environmental Protection and Water Management and from the European funds granted under the old and new financial perspective.

More details on the Clean Air priority programme can be found on the website of the Ministry of Environment in the Clean Air tab.

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