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Benjamin Matek's Articles

- August 18, 2014

A Tipped Scale in California: Time to See the True Value of Geothermal

In 2004, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) passed the least-cost best fit (LCBF) rule as part of California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard procurement. This statute required...

- February 04, 2014

US State-Level Legislators Spring to Geothermal Action as Federal Climate and Energy Stands Still

Three new geothermal power plants came online in the United States in the past month — two in Nevada and one in New Mexico — bringing the industry to 3,444 MW online in eight states...

- October 23, 2013

More Countries around the Globe Recognizing the Values of Geothermal Power

Walk into any panel discussion at a geothermal power event and you will often hear about barriers hindering geothermal development. In spite of the obstacles, the geothermal industry...

Benjamin Matek

Benjamin Matek

Ben is the Industry Analyst and Research Projects Manager at the Geothermal Energy Association where he leads GEA’s research efforts to prepare several major publications and white papers per year on the geothermal industry and renewable...

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