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Ben Geman

National Journal Ben Geman is a National Journal Energy and Environment Correspondent, and has nearly a decade of experience on the beat. Before joining National Journal he spent four years as an energy correspondent for The Hill, where he helped launch the paper's energy blog. From 2004-2009, Ben was a reporter for Environment & Energy Publishing, writing for Greenwire and other E&E newsletters. Ben also worked at the newsletter Inside EPA, and before moving to Washington, D.C. in 2002 he wrote for several Boston-area newspapers, including the Boston Phoenix.
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One Company Is Really Psyched About EPA's Big Climate-Change Rule

August 14, 2014 Several big industry groups have come out with guns blazing against the Environmental Protection Agency's draft plan to slash carbon emissions from the nation's coal-fired power plants. But some companies see opportunity in the regulation at the center of the White House climate-change agenda. Case in point: Opower, the software...

EPA Chief: Teach Global Warming in Schools

August 8, 2014 Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy wants schools to include climate science in their curricula. Irish America magazine scored an interview with McCarthy, who grew up in a Boston area family with Irish roots. In one question, she was asked whether climate change should be part of the educational system....

Energy Secretary: Senate Confirmation Delays Leave Science Team Shorthanded

July 23, 2014 Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is irked about the large number of nominees for senior Energy Department roles that are languishing in the Senate. "Our energy science team is not in place," Moniz said at a Washington, D.C. conference hosted by the American Energy Innovation Council. "We have five positions directly...

EPA Moves to Thwart Huge Alaskan Copper and Gold Mine

July 18, 2014 The Environmental Protection Agency made clear Friday it doesn't plan to allow a huge copper and gold mining project in southwest Alaska's Bristol Bay watershed. The agency, in a proposed Clean Water Act finding, said large-scale mining of what's known as the Pebble deposit could "result in significant and unacceptable...

Additional Sanctions 'Tighten Noose' Around Russia

July 17, 2014 President Obama has increased sanctions intended to hurt selected segments of the Russian economy, he announced Wednesday night. The new sanctions will prevent some Russian companies—including oil and gas producers—from obtaining long-term loans from American debt markets. "I've repeatedly made it clear that Russia must halt the flow of weapons...

Former Treasury Chiefs Agree: Get the SEC Into the Climate Mix

June 24, 2014 A bipartisan pair of former Treasury secretaries want the Securities and Exchange Commission to get more aggressive with corporate America when it comes to assessing the risks of climate change. Robert Rubin and Henry Paulson—who served under Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush, respectively, and who both have deep Wall...

The Obama Administration Is Taking Another Try at the Program That Funded Solyndra

April 16, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Energy Department is getting closer to issuing loan guarantees for green-energy projects for the first time in years. DOE on Wednesday issued a draft call for applications for up to $4 billion in financing for renewable-energy and efficiency projects. The last round of renewable-energy project loans in 2009-11 included...

White House Doubles Down on Green-Tech Loan Program

April 3, 2014 Solyndra be damned. The Obama administration is defiantly reviving a green-technology loan program that became a magnet for GOP political attacks. It's basically the same program that financed the infamous solar-panel company Solyndra, which fell apart in 2011, taking a half-billion dollars in federal loans along with it. Solyndra was...

Green Energy Loan Program Is 'Open for Business' Again

February 28, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Energy Department's green technology loan program, which has faced years of political attacks from congressional Republicans, is rumbling back into gear. The department's Loan Programs Office is preparing to solicit new applications for renewable- and nuclear-energy-related projects, and Friday marks the initial deadline for those seeking up to $8...

Kerry to Name Special Envoy for Arctic Region

February 17, 2014 Secretary of State John Kerry will name a "special representative" to the Arctic region at a time when diminishing ice is bringing new shipping access, competition for energy resources, and environmental risks. Kerry announced the plan in a letter to Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, who has called for the position....