The Powerhouse: Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World

A Future Tense Event

Photo: New America

When

February 9, 2015

6:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Where

New America NYC

199 Lafayette Street, Suite 3B

New York, NY 10012

For all the global obsession with oil that has marked the past decades, the real future of energy might be something quite different. An advanced lithium-ion battery could power our electric cars and help relieve climate change. But the race is on in laboratories all over the world to be the first to solve this scientific enigma -- and the United States may not necessarily be the winner.

Steve Levine, Washington correspondent for Quartz, will discuss his new book, The Powerhouse: Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World, with Andrew Revkin, senior fellow at Pace University's Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies and author of the New York Times' Dot Earth blog. They will explore how geopolitics, competition, and the scientists themselves could shape technology's next great watershed.

Follow the discussion online using #NANYC and following @NewAmericaNYC.

Participants:

Steve LeVine
Washington Correspondent, Quartz
Author, The Powerhouse: Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World @stevelevine

Andrew Revkin
Senior Fellow, Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, Pace University
Author, Dot Earth blog, New York Times
@Revkin

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