Jay Turner

Charged: The History of Batteries and Prospects for a Clean Energy Future

A Knapp/Newhouse at Home Presentation by Professor Jay Turner
Oct 8, 2:45–4 PM
Virtual
Free and open to the public

From disposable AA batteries in remote controls to the lithium-ion batteries powering a new generation of electric cars, the history of batteries offers a window into the challenges of achieving a just and environmentally sustainable future. By focusing on the environmental history of a ubiquitous, but understudied, consumer product essential to a modern culture of mobility, this project will inform current debates and plans for a clean energy future. This presentation will feature commentary from Professor Erich Hatala Matthes (Director, Frost Center for the Environment; Associate Professor of Philosophy).

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