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Evolution of Battery Technology and Implications for Energy Demand, Climate Change and Geopolitics

April 23, 2015, 5:30 - 8:00 PM
New York University, Center for Global Affairs
Woolworth Building
15 Barclay Street, 4th Floor, Room 430
New York City, NY 10007

Please join the Energy Forum and the Center for Global Affairs at New York University for a discussion with Steve LeVine, author of The Powerhouse: Inside the Invention of a Battery Technology to Save the World, and Amanda Yang, Manager of Market Strategy & Analysis at EOS Energy Storage, on evolution of battery technology, challenges and implications for energy demand, climate change and geopolitics.

SPEAKERS: 

Steve LeVine
Steve LeVine is Washington Correspondent for Quartz, a global financial startup by The Atlantic Company, where he writes about the geopolitics of energy and technology. He is a Future Tense Fellow at the New America Foundation and an adjunct professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University. His newest book, The Powerhouse, tracks the development and geopolitics of lithium-ion batteries. LeVine is the author of two prior books: The Oil and the Glory, a history of oil told through the 1990s-2000s oil rush on the Caspian Sea; and Putin's Labyrinth, a profile of Russia through the lives and deaths of six Russians.

Amanda Yang
Amanda Yang is the Manager of Market Strategy & Analysis for Eos Energy Storage, which is developing a low-cost energy storage battery solution for utility and commercial and industrial markets. At Eos, Amanda is responsible for analysis of new markets and applications, as well as corporate financial strategy supporting investor relations and internal operations. Amanda joined Eos from Recurrent Energy, one of North America's largest solar project developers, where she managed development - siting, environmental permitting, interconnection, financing, and construction - of a portfolio of solar projects ranging in size from 5 to 200 MWac. Prior to Recurrent, Amanda worked in Southern California Edison's Power Procurement department, where she worked to integrate some of SCE's largest wind energy assets, led regulatory policy development for new renewable feed-in tariff programs, and evaluated the economics for further integration of renewables into SCE's energy portfolio. Amanda holds a BA in Chemistry from Pomona College.

MODERATOR:

Jonathan McClelland
Jonathan McClelland is Senior Manager at KPMG and member of NY Energy Forum Board of Directors. Previously, he worked with M.J. Beck Consulting (MJB) in New York and dealt with a variety of gas and electric utilities in Australia, Europe and the US on the economic and strategic challenges they face. Jonathan has also worked in London with Power Capital, a financial advisory firm where he specialized in quantifying the impact of national and international renewable energy policies on power asset valuation. He began his career with the energy practice of PA Consulting group. Jonathan holds an M.A. in International Relations & Economics from Johns Hopkins SAIS. Additionally, he holds B.A.'s in Economics and in Commerce from the University of Queensland, Australia.

PROGRAM:

5:30 - 6:00 PM: Registration
6:00 - 7:30 PM: Presentation and Discussion
7:30 - 8:00 PM: Reception

COST:

$40.00 for General Admission
$10.00 for Academic/Military
$0.00 for Energy Forum Sponsors
$0.00 for Energy Forum Subscribers

Online registration is necessary in order to facilitate building security requirements.

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