Daniel Yergin

Author, The New Map: Energy, Climate & Clash of Nations

It is hard to have a single rational energy policy because we’re a big country. Many different regions, different points of view, different interests, so one person’s rational energy policy may not be another person’s rational energy policy.

As the author of The Quest, and omre recently, The New Map: Energy, Climate & Clash of Nations, Daniel Yergin shows us how energy is an engine of global political and economic change and conflict, in a story that spans the energies on which our civilization has been built and the new energies that are competing to replace them. He brings with him a vast amount of experience in the field as the founder of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates and Vice Chairman of IHS. 

Yergin holds a B.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar. Yergin serves on the U.S. Secretary of Energy Advisory Board and chaired the U.S. Department of Energy’s Task Force on Strategic Energy Research and Development.

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Daniel Yergin: Energy, Markets and the Clash of Nations

The world economy is moving away from oil, and many world leaders think that transition needs to happen faster than the fossil fuel industry wants. But with extreme fires, droughts and floods hitting this country — not to mention a racial injustice awakening and global pandemic — can capitalism change itself in time?

“A lot of our systems are trapping us,” says business strategist Roger Martin. “The widely held publicly traded corporation is now trapped in a world where it has to start doing things that aren’t good for it.”