The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a presentation and discussion with author Steve LeVine on his new book, The Powerhouse: Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World. Mr. LeVine discussed ongoing efforts by scientists to invent and perfect next-generation battery technology and how such advancements have the ability to impact energy systems, climate change, and geopolitical relationships. CGEP Inaugural Fellow David Sandalow moderated a discussion following the presentation.
Steve LeVine is Washington Correspondent for Quartz, the mobile-first startup launched in 2012 by Atlantic Media. He writes about the geopolitics of energy and technology. Steve is also a Future Tense Fellow at the New America Foundation and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, where he teaches energy security in the graduate-level Security Studies Program.
Previously, Steve was a foreign correspondent for eighteen years in the former Soviet Union, Pakistan and the Philippines, running a bureau for The Wall Street Journal, and before that writing for The New York Times, the Financial Times and Newsweek.
The Powerhouse is Steve’s third book. In 2007, Random House published The Oil and the Glory, which chronicled the struggle for fortune and power on the Caspian Sea. BusinessWeek magazine selected it as a Top 10 book for the year. In 2008, Random House published Putin's Labyrinth, a profile of Russia through the life and death of a half-dozen Russians.