Ben Hoen

Ben Hoen
Energy/Environmental Policy Research Scientist/Engineer
(845) 758-1896

Ben Hoen is a Research Scientist in the Electricity Markets and Policy Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Ben conducts research and analysis on renewable energy, including: renewable energy policy analysis and assistance; cost, benefit and market analysis; and, public acceptance and deployment barriers. Ben’s research on public acceptance of renewable energy has been published in numerous journals including the Journal of Real Estate Research, Contemporary Economic Policy, RE Focus, the Appraisal Journal, Energy Research & Social Science and Energy Economics. Previously, Ben worked in the paper recycling industry in Baltimore, and set up and ran his own business in Brooklyn, NY.

Ben has Bachelor’s degrees in Finance and General Business from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Policy from Bard College.  He lives in the Hudson Valley of New York with his wife and two sons.


Rand, Joseph, and Ben Hoen. "Thirty years of North American wind energy acceptance research: What have we learned?." Energy Research & Social Science 29.July 2017 (2017) 135-148.