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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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Energy Department Touts Controversial Loan Program as Huge Solar Project Opens

February 13, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will be in California on Thursday for the formal opening of a huge solar-power project supported by his department's green technology loan program. The Ivanpah Solar Energy Generating System in the Mojave Desert, a vast array of mirrors that makes it the world's largest solar project...

Asteroid Miners Reach K Street Orbit

February 5, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A Seattle-area company developing technology to mine asteroids for valuable raw materials like platinum is expanding its Beltway presence. Planetary Resources has retained former House Democratic Leader Dick Gephardt as a lobbyist, according to a filing made public this week. The hiring of Gephardt Government Affairs is the second prominent...

Interior Faces Fresh Pressure to Hike Royalty Rates

December 19, 2013 Capitol Hill Democrats are pressing the Interior Department to force energy companies to send more money to the government when they produce coal, oil, and natural gas on federal lands. The Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change, a group of liberal lawmakers, said in a report that Interior's current policies...

Interior Finalizes Longer Eagle Kill Permits for Wind Farms

December 6, 2013 The Interior Department has finalized a controversial regulation that authorizes permits as long as 30 years for wind farms to kill golden and bald eagles. A major conservation group quickly slammed the rule that lengthens the current five-year permitting for the unintentional deaths of eagles caused by wind farms and...

Obama Orders Agencies to Use 20 Percent Green Power

December 5, 2013 This story has been updated. President Obama on Thursday announced that the federal government must obtain 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020. The Associated Press first reported the plan and obtained a copy of a presidential memorandum on renewable energy that will apply to civilian and...

BP Has Help Challenging Loss of Federal Contracts After Gulf Spill

December 3, 2013 Business and oil-industry groups are urging a federal court to overturn BP's suspension from receiving new government contracts, calling it a "disturbing" overreach that threatens other companies doing business with federal agencies. The American Petroleum Institute, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and other groups filed a court brief on BP's...