Steve LeVine joins us at Google to talk about his new book, "The Powerhouse: Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World." A worldwide race is on to perfect the next engine of economic growth, the advanced lithium-ion battery. It will power the electric car, relieve global warming, and catapult the winner into a new era of economic and political mastery. Can the United States win?
Steve Levine is the Washington correspondent for Quartz, a fellow at the New America Foundation, and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. He writes about the intersection of energy, technology and geopolitics.
The Powerhouse is a real-time, two-year account of big invention, big commercialization, and big deception. It exposes the layers of aspiration and disappointment, competition and ambition behind this great turning point in the history of technology.Find out more