Today’s innovative lead-acid batteries are key to a cleaner, greener future and provide 70% of the world’s rechargeable power. They’re also the most environmentally sustainable battery technology and a stellar example of a circular economy.

What is Essential Energy Everyday?

Essential Energy Everyday is a communications initiative to increase awareness of the critical importance of lead-acid batteries in our daily lives. The initiative is supported by the global trade association that represents the lead battery and recycling industry, Battery Council International (BCI).

Our goal is to inform and educate stakeholders of the need to continue investment in innovative and sustainable lead battery technology that is necessary to store and provide energy on demand. BCI is committed to advancing innovations that support the integral role that lead batteries play in providing energy solutions every day.

Lead acid battery uses and applications

Where Are Lead-Acid Batteries Used?

Lead-acid batteries are an irreplaceable link to connect, protect, transport and power our way of life. Without this essential battery technology, modern life would come to a halt.

Lead batteries are used across a wide range of industries and applications from transportation to communication networks.

U.S. Lead Battery Industry Snapshot

The lead battery industry plays an essential role in supporting national security, transportation, communications and climate mitigation that will help shape the future of our economic recovery post-pandemic.

The industry’s circular domestic infrastructure ensures a reliable supply chain for lead battery manufacturers that is ready to scale and meet the growing U.S. energy needs.

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Venkat Srinivasan from the Argonne Collaborative Center

The lead acid battery ... is legendary. We can recycle 95+ percent of [these] batteries all across the world. It's a very safe chemistry, ... [and] we understand how to use it very, very well.

Dr. Venkat Srinivasan, Director, Argonne Collaborative Center for Energy Storage Science