About Daniel Yergin

Daniel YerginDaniel Yergin first captured the public’s attention worldwide with his best-selling book The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power, which explores the connection between geopolitics and the oil market. It received a Pulitzer Prize for its insights and the power of its storytelling.

Recently, Daniel Yergin has released his latest critically-acclaimed work The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World, which explores the history of the energy market, from oil to solar power, and how it has shaped the contemporary political and economic landscape—and what the new energy future may look like.

In The Quest, Daniel Yergin clearly explains where we stand today and how our decisions will dramatically shape the future. He covers the role of energy resources—conventional, and stressing the importance of renewable and alternative-energy sources in the world economy. The book has received critical acclaim. Yergin weaves together character portraits and a narrative that takes the reader to Capitol Hill, the Middle East, the Caspian Sea, China, and Silicon Valley, where the critical decisions that will alter the global economy are being played out.

Serving as the Global Energy Expert at CNBC, Daniel Yergin sits on the U.S. Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, formerly chairing the Task Force on Strategic Energy Research and Development for the U.S. Department of Energy. In addition, he is the Vice Chairman of IHS and the founder of Cambridge Energy Research Associations. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative and is a Trustee of the Brookings Institution.

Daniel Yergin received his Bachelor of Arts from Yale University. He subsequently attended Cambridge University as a Marshall Scholar, where he earned his PhD.


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