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Benji Jones

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New York, NY, United States

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Recent:
  • Business Insider
Past:
  • Gizmodo
  • Audubon Society

Recent articles by Benji:

What's inside these 8 unique creatures

From a camel's hump to a turtle's shell, it's what's inside these unique animals that make them truly remarkable. → Read More

Power Line: Tesla crushed by Sunrun in solar sales, battery breakthroughs, and a guide to the energy provider Arcadia

This week in Power Line, we dive into the business of rooftop solar, a holy grail for battery tech, and the digital clean-energy platform Arcadia. → Read More

This buzzy startup raised $70 million to slash your energy bill and provide you with renewable power

Arcadia wants to take over your utility bill. In return, it promises to save you money and provide you with renewable energy from the wind and sun. → Read More

Power Line: Disappointing facts about carbon capture, gender in energy, and the top companies riding the solar boom

This week, we explain some disappointing facts about carbon capture tech, share new stats on energy's gender gap, and list the week's top deals. → Read More

4 disappointing facts about carbon capture tech that explain why it's not about to save us from climate change

Technologies that suck CO2 out of the air have a long way to go before they'll make a dent in carbon emissions, and some green groups oppose them. → Read More

An analysis of 870,000 LinkedIn profiles reveals just how male-dominated the energy industry really is. Four experts told us how to make it more inclusive.

Only a quarter of recent new-hires in the oil and gas industry identify as women, and that's a problem. Here are four things that might help. → Read More

What if you survived the apocalypse?

You survived the apocalypse. What do you do now? Well, stock up on supplies and move out of the city. But that's not all, here's what you need to do. → Read More

Meet the top 7 US companies dominating the $17 billion solar-energy industry

Solar energy is on track to become the largest renewable energy source by 2050. Meet the 7 US solar giants set to benefit from that trend. → Read More

Power Line: Top battery startups, and a look inside the booming hydrogen industry

This week in Power Line we peer inside two little-known industries and look back at the biggest deals in batteries and renewable energy in 2019. → Read More

A top analyst breaks down the 3 little-known industries that are quietly shaping the future global energy economy

Electric cars and renewable power get all the attention, but these three obscure industries are changing fast and yielding big emissions reductions. → Read More

Power Line: Investors bet on plasma hotter than the sun, and long-lasting batteries brought to you by Bill Gates

This week in Power Line we cover a big deal in fusion, the shortcomings of lithium-ion batteries, a buzzy battery startup, and the latest deals → Read More

Tokamak Energy just raised $87 million to put fusion energy on the grid by 2030. Here's why a top analyst says that timeline is unrealistic.

Scientists have proven fusion technology works. But getting it on the grid will require far more than heating hydrogen plasma to millions of degrees. → Read More

These are the top 21 clean-tech startups to watch that are set to transform the energy industry

Meet the 21 highest-valued clean tech startups, which are trying to disrupt one of the world's oldest and biggest industries. → Read More

A top clean energy investor who's backed 30 companies reveals why he won't bet on batteries

Tom Blum, a top clean energy investor, has simple advice when it comes to investing in batteries: "Run away." → Read More

What's inside a clam?

What's inside a clam? A retractable foot, a siphon for sucking up water, powerful muscles, and sometimes a pearl. And you thought oysters were fancy. → Read More

Meet the Bill Gates-backed startup that pulled in $33 million in fundraising to help turn your trash into fuel

The technology to turn trash into fuel already exists. Now, a startup backed by Gates' Breakthrough Energy Ventures is trying to bring it to market. → Read More

The US has 1,200 tornadoes each year. That's 4 times as many as the rest of the world combined.

Each year, over 1,200 tornadoes strike American soil. That's more than anywhere else in the world. Here's why the US has the most twisters. → Read More

NASA's 4-year twin experiment takes us closer to Mars than ever before

NASA's groundbreaking twins study, involving astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly, revealed that traveling to Mars may one day be possible. → Read More

The scientific reason hangovers are the absolute worst

Common symptoms of hangovers like headaches, nausea, and anxiety are caused by chemical changes in your body and brain that accompany drinking. → Read More

New research reveals how dogs can detect epileptic seizures up to 45 minutes before they happen

A recent study shows that dogs can detect epileptic seizures through smell, up to 45 minutes before they occur. New research reveals how they do it. → Read More