General News

July 23, 2020

E-Mobility Gaining Momentum in the Caribbean

By Robert Blenker, President and CEO of WRB Energy
Electrification—the shift from fossil fuel- to electricity-powered transportation, commercial and industrial processes, and buildings—is becoming important in the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, increased efficiency, reduced costs, and improved sustainability. Electrification in the transportation industry drives a host of benefits worldwide, including for nations in the Caribbean. READ MORE
June 24, 2020

Jamaica Observer Sustainable Energy Editorial

Sound and consistent energy policy, action plans and regulation drive market transformation. Caribbean nations with a realistic, clear, and long-term energy vision, backed by national energy policy and appropriate regulations are best positioned to create a diverse, sustainable energy future. READ MORE
April 27, 2020

Finding a Silver Lining During Covid-19

By Robert Blenker, President and CEO of WRB Energy

Some personal thoughts on a sliver of a silver lining springing from our response to Covid-19. Hang in there everyone. Let’s learn and grow to ensure that we are strong and resilient as we face the inevitability of the next pandemic. READ MORE
March 16, 2020

Mitigating Insurance Risks in Renewable Energy Development

Over the last decade, insurance premiums for renewable energy projects have increased significantly, mainly due to the greater frequency and intensity of natural disasters and extreme weather events and the resulting claims.  Given these rising insurance costs, renewable energy developers… Read More
January 3, 2020

How to Avoid Pitfalls in Renewable Energy Development

As a renewable energy developer in Latin America and the Caribbean for more than 30 years, I’ve made a few critical observations about bringing renewable projects to completion successfully…
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September 3, 2019

Renewable Energy Development in the Caribbean: Benefits of Stable Policy and Regulation

By Robert Blenker, President and CEO of WRB Energy It may seem unusual for a renewables developer to promote the benefits of policy and regulation to drive increased renewable energy generation. However, clear policies and stable regulation offer long-term advantages for electricity consumers, utilities, independent …

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August 16, 2019

How Does Lower Solar PV Pricing Impact the Caribbean?

Solar PV wholesale energy pricing is continuing to drop below two cents per kWh in the U.S., Latin America, and other regions.  In the U.S., the sub-two cents/kWh solar price is a watershed moment because solar plus storage is now the cheapest energy source available …

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May 17, 2019

WRB Serra Appoints Ryan Casserly as Senior Associate

TAMPA, Fla.— WRB Serra Partners (“WRB Serra”), an investment firm specializing in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and water infrastructure, today announced the appointment of Mr. Ryan Casserly, CFA, as Senior Associate.
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March 4, 2019

What Will It Take to Develop More Renewable Energy in the Caribbean?

With the abundance of clean energy resources in the Caribbean—sun, wind, water, and geothermal—it’s a natural environment for more renewable energy generation.  So why isn’t there more renewable energy produced in the Caribbean energy sector, and why aren’t there more renewable energy projects in the pipeline?  READ MORE
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February 27, 2019

Caribbean Clean Energy: Which Markets to Watch in 2019?

Robert Blenker, President and CEO of WRB Energy leads New Energy Events’ webinar panel discussion, Caribbean Clean Energy: Which Markets to Watch in 2019? Participants: Robert Blenker, President and CEO of WRB Energy Bruce Levy, President and CEO of BMR Energy, Ltd. Suzanne Shaw, Managing …

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