THERE needs to be the creation of a National Sustainable Energy Fund to assist the transition of low income earners on board the renewable energy thrust. This has been suggested by Jerry Franklin, President of the Barbados Renewable Energy Association (BREA) at its recent seventh annual general meeting at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill.
At the moment, Barbados has set the year 2030 to achieve 100 per cent renewable energy transformation, which was the main point Franklin highlighted in his 2018 Report presented at the BREA meeting.
He also told those in attendance that as the Association contemplates the transition, there is the distinct possibility that some segments of the Barbadian society will be left behind.
While we recognise that this transition does not mean a solar panel on every roof, we see a need to have a programme that ensures all Barbadians are on board with the 100 per cent renewable energy transformation by 2030, while supporting advocacy issues that affect the masses.