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April 10, 2012

Future of Energy: Daniel Yergin

Future of Energy: Daniel Yergin

April 4, 2012 "The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Modern World"
Daniel Yergin, Author; Executive Vice President and Chairman, IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates

Daniel Yergin is the author of the new bestseller The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World. He received the Pulitzer Prize for The Prize: the Epic Quest for Oil Money and Power, which became a number one New York Times best seller and has been translated into 17 languages.

Dr. Yergin is Chairman and Founder of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates and serves as CNBC’s Global Energy Expert.

Other books by Dr. Yergin include Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy. Dr. Yergin has also written for The New York TimesWall Street JournalWashington Post, Financial TimesForeign AffairsForeign Policy, The Atlantic, Los Angeles Times, International Herald Tribune, and many other publications.

Both The Prize and Commanding Heights were made into award winning documentaries. The eight-hour miniseries The Prize was aired on PBS, BBC, and NHK and viewed by 20 million viewers in the United States alone. The 6-hour documentary Commanding Heights that Dr. Yergin produced received three Emmy nominations, and the New York Festivals Gold World Medal for best documentary.

Dr. Yergin serves on the U.S. Secretary of Energy Advisory Board and chaired the US Department of Energy’s Task Force on Strategic Energy Research and Development. He is a Trustee of the Brookings Institution, on the Board of the New America Foundation, and on the Advisory Board of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative.

Dr. Yergin holds a BA from Yale University and a PhD from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar.

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