The Road to the Super-Battery and the Electric Age 2.0

When it comes to energy, the emergence of new technologies can rapidly overturn the status quo. Just as the shale revolution has reshaped global energy and geopolitics in a few short years, next-generation battery technologies could have a momentous impact on markets, politics, and climate change, enriching some governments while exacerbating the economic pressure on others. But how close is this new age, and what are the impediments to reaching it?

On April 6, as part of our New Technology Series, the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center hosted a discussion on next generation battery technology with Steve LeVine, Washington Correspondent for Quartz and author of The Powerhouse: Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World, and Jeffrey Chamberlain, Executive Director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research at Argonne National Laboratory.