Daniel Yergin is the author of the bestseller The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World which has been hailed as “a fascinating saga” about the “pursuit for sustainable sources of electricity,” and “the book that you must read to comprehend the future of our economy and our way of life,” not to mention “necessary reading for C.E.O.’s, conservationists, lawmakers, generals, spies, technology geeks, thriller authors... and lots of more. ”
He also received the Pulitzer Prize for The Prize: the Epic Quest for Oil Money and Power, which led to a number one New York Times best seller and was translated into 17 languages.
Dr. Yergin is currently Vice Chairman of IHS and Creator of Cambridge Energy Research Associates and functions as CNBC’s Global Energy Expert.
Other publications by Dr. Yergin include Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy. Dr. Yergin has also written for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, Los Angeles Times, International Herald Tribune, and many other publications.
Both The Prize and Commanding Heights were forced into award winning documentaries. The miniseries The Prize viewed by 20 million viewers and has been aired in the USA alone. The 6-hour documentary Commanding Heights which Dr. Yergin created acquired three Emmy nominations, and also the New York Festivals Gold World Medal for the best documentary.
Dr. Yergin functions 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, about the Advisory Board at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative, also on the Board of the New America Foundation.
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