The current cycle of the "Save - Autonomy" grant program is coming to an end.
Tomorrow, 3 February, The application process for Apartment Buildings begins (Type A and B.) for the whole territory. The interest for the resources of "Saving - Autonomous" was great and a significant percentage of applications was left out, as the main criterion was the time of submission.
In a question he asked in Parliament to RIS Costas Skrekas, KINAL MP Vassilis Kegeroglou pointed out that the temporal priority of the application had as a consequence "not to promote the most socially and economically efficient energy actions, do not take into account the real needs of citizens and housing for immediate energy upgrading and autonomy and simply reward the fastest ".
The three new criteria of the next "Save - Autonomy"
The Minister Costas Skrekas, in his answer, explained that "in the first phase our criterion was the speed to immediately promote money of 900 million. to quickly dissipate resources both to the market and to society affected by the coronavirus crisis. In the next phase and through consultation and in cooperation with the TEE we will discuss and set new criteria based on a specific methodology ".
At that point, Mr.. Skrekas revealed that the next "Save - Autonomy" will come soon and three new criteria will be established, which will greatly change the eligibility:
-area weather conditions
"All this will be evaluated and we will promote a new program" I save – "I'm autonomous" so that we can reduce air pollutants and on the other hand help households save money on energy use ", underlined Costas Skrekas.
When does the next "Save - Autonomy" come?
This basically means that in the next "Save - Autonomy" there will be a scoring, to favor older properties in which energy upgrades are most needed and, first of all, lower income households.
The new leadership of RIS has not mentioned dates for the "premiere" of the next "Saving - Autonomous". The former RIS Kostis Hatzidakis, however, had stated in the middle of last December that the next "Save - Autonomy" will be announced within a’ his semester 2021 and will… have a giant budget, at least 1 billion. euro.