Ben Lefebvre has covered energy industry and policy issues for nearly a decade. Prior to starting at Politico, he worked in Tokyo for three years covering the East Asia nuclear, coal industries for trade publication ICIS. He also wrote about Japanese business and culture for Quartz during that time.
Before that he worked in Houston covering the energy boom for Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal. He got his start in journalism at The Metro Times covering Detroit city hall shenanigans. He graduated with a degree in English from the University of Michigan.