Support programs for citizens to save energy by installing photovoltaics in buildings or buying an electric car exclude those with many children as well as other vulnerable population groups
Support programs for citizens to save energy by installing photovoltaics in buildings or buying an electric car exclude those with many children as well as other vulnerable population groups, including categories of patients, who, due to the problems they face, consume increased energy in electricity.
The president of the Pancypriot Organization of Large Children Dinos Olympios, speaking yesterday during a joint session of the Parliamentary Committees on Refugees and Energy, stated that the cost of installing photovoltaics is unaffordable and requested that the installation of systems for all large children be made possible.
He observed that although the income criteria have seemingly been abolished, they are being reinstated by a roundabout way, since in order to become eligible, those with many children must receive child allowance for at least three dependent children or more. He also noted that the children of the many children who are students are not considered dependents.
With regard to the purchase of an electric vehicle, the president of the group of children said that the cost of purchasing multi-modal vehicles, which can fit the whole family, is very high, so the subsidy cannot be utilized. He cited as an example the Secretary of the Organization, who has seven children and although he was interested in taking advantage of the sponsorship, the cost ultimately proved to be an insurmountable obstacle.
During the debate, the issue of installing solar panels in the refugee settlements was also raised, but the common position of all the deputies was that the financial situation of the residents is such that they cannot afford the €1,000-€1,500 required to install the systems.