Thousands Apply for Affordable Air Conditioning and Hurricane Shutters in DoE’s ‘Just Transition’ Program


Nearly 2,900 households applied for the Department of Environment’s (DoE) ‘Just Transition’ program, which provides affordable air conditioning units and hurricane shutters. The application period closed yesterday.

Ambassador Diann Black-Layne, DoE Director, expressed her satisfaction with the response, highlighting that many applicants, including retirees, are recognizing the impact of climate change and are willing to invest in these protective measures despite financial constraints.

The program, introduced last month through the Sustainable Island Resource Framework (SIRF) Fund, aims to promote energy-efficient air conditioning and hurricane shutters in Antigua and Barbuda.

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  1. Again, there is a need for clarity here. Black-Layne is saying these units are for homes, Cabinet is saying schools and government buildings. Are there enough units to do both?
    According to Cabinet notes, the director, I assume Black-Layne, agreed to Cabinet’s directives.
    These are powered by fossil fuel. Will seniors be able to afford the added cost with electricity rates increasing by 10%?
    Folks, let discretion and common sense guide you here. Nothing this government is involved in is ever not shrouded in deception, lies and some benefit to some politicians.
    If these are donated units,to the DOE, are they not equipped to handle distribution?

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