Benjamin Khoshbin

Senior Account Executive, ROKK Solutions, and Young Voices Contributor

United States

I am a Senior Account Executive at ROKK Solutions, a bipartisan public affairs firm in Washington, D.C. I manage public affairs and policy communications for an electric and gas utility serving more than 9 million customers, and an international airline with over 4,000 flights per day. I create persuasive messaging and public affairs campaigns on critical issues such as nuclear energy, sustainability in aviation, electricity market structures, and net zero commitments.

I am passionate about energy and climate issues, and am currently pursuing a Masters in Environmental Resource Policy at The George Washington University part-time to better develop my understanding of the science behind climate change and energy technologies. I have also written over a dozen op-eds energy, environmental, and foreign policy for National Review, The National Interest, RealClearEnergy, and more.

Portfolio
C3 Solutions
10/16/2023
Increasing the Birth Rate is Critical to Combatting Climate Change

In addition to passing policies that make it easier to have and raise children, political leaders should convey the relationship between a declining birth rate and our ability to combat climate change. Young Americans may not want to have children for personal reasons, but if their decision to go childless is driven by fears of climate change, society and our leaders should urge them to strongly reconsider.

C3 Solutions
08/14/2023
Fossil Fuels Can Coexist With Climate Goals

Renewables, batteries, and nuclear power will play an increasingly important role in the world’s energy mix, and there are ways policymakers can increase clean energy capacity by reforming the permitting process and unleashing the private sector to invest in domestic supply chains for uranium and critical minerals. But assuming fossil fuels will disappear without significant cost to human welfare is devoid of reality.

Daily Caller
05/07/2023
If Biden Doesn't Help This US Ally, China Will

A rising China threatens to disrupt the U.S.-led Western world order. Through the strategic investments of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China's debt-trap diplomacy and technological exports have positioned them as a far-fiercer rival to the West than the Soviet Union.

International Policy Digest
01/24/2023
How the U.S. Can Use Nuclear Energy Exports to Deter China and Russia

Last week, and the United States agreed to construct next-generation nuclear reactors . This announcement follows Japan's decision last December to reverse course on nuclear energy, choosing to the lives of its existing nuclear reactors and build new ones as well. While this certainly strengthens the U.S.-Japan alliance, our nuclear exports are still outmatched by China and Russia.

C3 Solutions
11/02/2022
Nuclear and Hydrogen: A Clean Energy Love Story

In light of the upcoming completion of the nation's first nuclear-generated hydrogen production facility, it's time to take a serious look at the clean energy potential of nuclear and hydrogen. By 2025, the Nine Mile Point Generating Station - the oldest operating nuclear power plant in the U.S.

TownHall
10/15/2022
Economic Growth and Environmental Sustainability Are Compatible

Earlier this month, activists from Greenpeace protested during a speech by Prime Minister Liz Truss in which she announced the U.K. government would lift a ban on fracking for shale gas to alleviate the energy shortage. They held up a sign with a question: "Who voted for this?" Are they kidding?

C3 Solutions
09/30/2022
Young Americans' Attitudes Towards Clean Energy and Climate Change

In this special National Clean Energy Week panel, we feature Gen Z supporters of effective climate change and clean energy solutions. This panel includes: ✔️ Jeff Luse, C3 Solutions ✔️ Benjamin Khoshbin, American Conservative Coalition ✔️ Kat Dwyer, PERC ✔️ Host: John Hart, C3 Solutions Here, we speak about free market ideas and all-of-the-above energy policies that can work for all.

Daily Caller
09/17/2022
Here's How Nuclear Energy Can Save Coal Communities

The decline of the coal industry has left tens of thousands of Americans in rural mining communities from West Virginia to Wyoming scrambling for work. Due to a combination of environmental and economic factors, more than 50,000 coal jobs have been lost since 2012, and over 300 coal-fired power plants closed - devastating coal communities in the process.

The National Interest
08/31/2022
The United States Must Produce More Uranium

Despite Borat's claim that Kazakhstan is " number one exporter of potassium," it actually holds a far more concerning position as the largest supplier of U.S. uranium. This is a problem, as Kazakhstan's government is not " very nice," but a one-party state under authoritarian rule.