GarryB wrote:In my country, there currently isn't any alternatives. You either buy from gazprom (for whatever price they wish), or freeze to death. You think, this is right?
The only way to heat your house is gas? You clearly need to develop alternatives like electric or a log burner. A guy in NZ has developed a wood pellet burner that uses woodchip waste wood to fuel it. Unlike a wood burner it controls the oxygen in the burning process and is much more efficient and the fuel is cheap and a by product from sawmills.
Or is it Gazproms fault the people of your country got lazy and just relied on cheap power sources...
Garry, problem is that most people in eastern block live in flats and to heat them You can only use gas. My country is trying to renovate them even forcing people to pay for it.
After renovation that consisted of proper insulation, new balconies, better boilers, new windows, radiators and etc. heating price went down drastically. Price of flats went up too. It's the way to go if people themselves can't cooperate and think about future.
This is what You can do from Soviet block flats. Lol at Pobeda car.
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Wood pellet burner works OK for house, but not for large blocks. I blew my wood pellet burner in our dacha as I used just wood waste in non pelletised form as it was crushed. It would be nightmare to deliver it and watch for quality of pellets while gas just flows in trough pipes.
It's up to Urban peasants to pay for gas, "smart" people with money don't live in the city anyways so politicians are not affected by high bills.