The cities participating in the Clean Air national project and their residents will receive financial support for the transfer of private houses to gas or electric heating. Among them is Nizhny Tagil. The decision on financing was signed by Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

Additional funding is provided for the 12 dirtiest cities in Russia. This list includes Bratsk, Krasnoyarsk, Lipetsk, Magnitogorsk, Mednogorsk, Nizhny Tagil, Novokuznetsk, Norilsk, Omsk, Chelyabinsk, Cherepovets and Chita. Until recently, Moscow allocated money mainly for environmental protection and other environmental projects in these cities. And now it has been decided to add to the list of cases the transfer of private residential buildings to gas or electric heat supply instead of stove or coal heating.

“Nizhny Tagil has entered the program of additional financing. At the expense of the budget, residents of the city will be compensated for the connection of residential buildings to the distribution networks of gas and electricity, the purchase and installation of the necessary equipment and metering devices in their homes. Electricity and gas facilities required to transfer private households to alternative heating must be reconstructed or built before December 31, 2024,” said Nikolai Smirnov, Minister of Energy and Housing and Public Utilities of the Sverdlovsk Region.

Even regions with the dirtiest cities will be able to receive money for the construction and reconstruction of power grids to connect residential buildings to them, as well as for the reclamation of large landfills.

In total, they want to spend about 8 billion rubles on Clean Air in 2022. In the next – already 11.5 billion. The amount of funding for Nizhny Tagil will be known later.

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