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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 energy policy. He received his undergraduate degree from American University where he studied Economics and Physics. Prior to his experience with the Geothermal Energy Association, he worked for the Carbon War Room, a non-profit started by Sir Richard Branson dedicated to finding economical solutions to climate change and IHS Global Insight an economic consulting and advisory firm. Ben’s passion for the environmental issues and renewable energy evolved from a childhood spent outdoors on many hiking, camping and canoe trips and an internship with the National Park Conservation Association in college