Faculty Expert Profile

Benjamin Hobbs

  • Theodore M. and Kay W. Schad Professor of Environmental Management


  • Whiting School of Engineering
  • Ralph O'Connor Sustainable Energy Institute

Languages spoken

  • English

Benjamin Hobbs researches economics to improve electric utility planning, operations and policy. Hobbs studies green infrastructure, energy transitions, wind turbines and environmental and water resources management. He is co-director of the Yale-JHU Solutions for Energy, Air, Climate, and Health (SEARCH) Center, an interdisciplinary team that studies how power generation, climate change and public policy interact to affect air quality.

Hobbs is on the editorial boards of several journals, such as Energy Economics, Journal of Energy Markets, EURO Journal on Decision Processes, Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy and Competition and Regulation in Network Industries.

Hub coverage

Sustainable energy
JHU researchers join push for 100% renewable energy power grids
Published Sept 18, 2023
New Electric Power Innovation for a Carbon-free Society center will collaborate with international partners to decarbonize global energy sector
Solar power
Here comes the sun (and electricity)
Published July 23, 2018
JHU project aims to save millions of dollars, reduce pollution and outages by improving weather forecasts and solar power predictions
New climate report 'an immediate call to action'
Published Nov 28, 2018
Environmental engineer Ben Hobbs discusses the newly released National Climate Assessment report

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