January 4, 2018: Robert Bryce (pictured), a senior fellow at the think-tank the Manhattan Institute, is to be the keynote speaker for the next BCI Annual Convention in Tucson, Arizona this May.
An author of five books and more than 1,000 articles, Bryce writes on energy production, power systems and innovation, and his most recent book, Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper: How Innovation Keeps Proving the Catastrophists Wrong, published in 2014, shows how humankind has made immense progress in harnessing energy through innovations such as solar panels and microprocessors.
Bryce has also written widely for publications including the New York Times, Sydney Morning Herald, Wall Street Journal and National Review.
The BCI Annual Convention + Power Mart Expo will be held between April 29 and May 1.
BCI is also accepting proposals for presentations at the conference and has set a deadline of January 8 for the following topics:
- The role of lead batteries in home energy storage systems
- Batteries and recycling in China
- The future of ICEs versus EVs
- How lead will meet the lithium challenge
- The long-term future of lead batteries in vehicles
- European regulation and legislation and its impact on the US market
- Technical advances in battery materials for emerging applications
- How lead battery advances will change the power grid
- Environmental health and safety in the lead battery industry.
Entries for the Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Innovation Award must be in by February 12.