Daniel Howard Yergin
(born February 6, 1947) is an American author, speaker, energy expert, and economic historian. Yergin is vice chairman of IHS Markit
a research and information company which absorbed his own energy research consultancy Cambridge Energy Research Associates
He has authored or co-authored several books on energy and world economics, including the Pulitzer Prize
–winning The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power,
(1991) The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World
and The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations
Yergin's articles and op-eds
on energy, history, and the economy have been published in publications such as The Wall Street Journal
, The New York Times
, The Washington Post
and the Financial Times
All of Yergin's books have been drafted in long-hand.
Currently a director on entities such as the Council on Foreign Relations
and the United States Energy Association
he is also a trustee of the Brookings Institution
and a long-term advisor to several U.S. administrations,
as well as chairman of the annual CERAWeek
Early life and education
Daniel Howard Yergin was born on February 6, 1947
in Los Angeles, California
His father Irving Yergin worked at Warner Brothers
and was editor of The Hollywood Reporter
and a former journalist in Chicago
, while his mother Naomi Yergin was a sculptor and painter.
Yergin attended Beverly Hills High School
He received his BA
from Yale University
where he wrote for the Yale Daily News
and was founder of The New Journal
He received his M.A.
and his PhD
in international history
from Cambridge University
, where he was a Marshall Scholar
While at Cambridge, he wrote for various British magazines as well as The Atlantic
where he was a contributing editor,
and The New York Times Magazine
He has honorary doctorates from Dartmouth College
,Colorado School of Mines
, University of Houston
, and the University of Missouri
In the mid-1970s,
while a post-doctoral fellow,
he began to take a particular interest in energy in his writing.
Basing the book on four years of research, with Robert B. Stobaugh
he co-authored and co-edited Energy Future: The Report of the Energy Project at the Harvard Business School
According to the Los Angeles Times
, the book "caused a considerable stir with its optimistic view of the possibilities of energy conservation and such alternative sources as solar power."
It proved to be a The New York Times bestseller
ultimately selling 300,000 copies in six languages.
Within its first year of release, Yergin and Stobaugh were called to Washington, D.C. several times to testify before Congressional committees.
He also advised James Schlesinger
, the first US energy secretary, around the time of the Iranian revolution
. According to Reuters
, "since then he has given advice to every administration."
In July 2012, he became vice chairman of IHS.
IHS then merged in 2016 with Markit
to become IHS Markit
with Yergin remaining IHS vice chairman.
He is also chairman of IHS Markit's annual CERAWeek
In September 2020, Yergin published The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations.
Viewpoints and research
Yergin at the 2014 International Seapower Symposium
on energy, history, and the economy have been published in a variety of publications, including The Wall Street Journal
, The New York Times
, Foreign Affairs
, The Washington Post
the Financial Times
He has also been interviewed about energy policy and international politics on various television programs.
he became CNBC
's global energy expert, which he continued to do for a decade,
and in September 2011 he appeared on The Colbert Report
to discuss wind and solar power.
In a 2011 essay published in The Wall Street Journal
, Yergin criticized predictions of imminent peak oil
. Instead of a peak, Yergin predicted that future oil production would plateau as increasing prices moderate demand and stimulate production.
He also addressed peak oil in a chapter in The Quest
entitled "Is the World Running Out of Oil?"
In 2019, Yergin and former U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz led a major 229-page study, Advancing the Landscape of Clean Energy Innovation
which was conducted by IHS Markit and Energy Futures Initiative for the Breakthrough Energy coalition, led by Bill Gates. The study identified ten areas for transformational energy breakthroughs. Axios
quoted Yergin, "The purpose of the report is to provide a framework and a guide to people who want to invest in clean energy innovation."
Yergin chaired IHS Markit's study on "Reinventing the Wheel," which focused on changing transportation methods, the role of electric vehicles, and the timing of peak oil demand.
Memberships and directorships
Yergin was awarded the 1997
United States Energy Award for "lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding."
The International Association for Energy Economics gave Dr. Yergin its 2012 award for "outstanding contributions to the profession of energy economics and to its literature."
In 2014 the Prime Minister of India
with a Lifetime Achievement Award,
and in 2015 the University of Pennsylvania
presented him with the first Carnot Prize for "distinguished contributions to energy policy."
The U.S. Department of Energy
awarded him the first James Schlesinger
Medal for Energy Security in 2014.
- Shattered Peace: The Origins of the Cold War and the National Security State. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. Reprints: Penguin, 1978, 1980, ISBN 0-395-27267-X; Penguin, rev. & updated, 1990, ISBN 0-14-012177-3.
- The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991. ISBN 0-671-50248-4. Reprint: Simon & Schuster, 1992, ISBN 0-671-79932-0.
- The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World. Penguin Press, 2011. ISBN 978-1-59420-283-4. (Revised, reprint edition, 2012.)
- The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations. Penguin Press, 2020. ISBN 978-1-59420-643-6.
Books as co-author
- Energy Future: The Report of the Energy Project at the Harvard Business School. New York: Random House, 1979. ISBN 0-394-50163-2. Reprints: Ballantine Books, ISBN 0-394-29349-5; Knopf, 3rd ed., 1982, ISBN 0-394-71063-0; Random House, new revised 3rd ed., 1990. [With Robert B. Stobaugh.]
- Global Insecurity: A Strategy for Energy and Economic Renewal. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1982. ISBN 0-395-30517-9. Reprint: Viking Penguin Books, 1983, ISBN 0-14-006752-3. [With Martin Hillenbrand.]
- Russia 2010: And What It Means for the World. New York: Random House, 1993. ISBN 0-679-42995-6. Reprint: Vintage, 1995, ISBN 0-679-75922-0. [With Thane Gustafson.]
- The Commanding Heights: The Battle Between Government and the Marketplace That Is Remaking the Modern World; New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998. ISBN 0-684-82975-4. [With Joseph A. Stanislaw.]
- ^ a b IHS Names Daniel Yergin Vice Chairman, NEMA press release, July 12, 2012, archived from the original on December 25, 2017
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- ^ a b Cohen, Joel E. (April 26, 2012). "What Will It Take to Save the Earth?". The New York Review of Books.
- ^ "A global energy study that misses some climate change realities". The Washington Post. September 25, 2020.
- ^ a b Crisis in the Pipeline, Daniel Yergin, The Wall Street Journal, August 10, 2006
- ^ a b Yergin, Daniel (May 16, 2017). "The Struggle Behind Oil's Ups and Downs". The Wall Street Journal. New York City, New York, United States. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
- ^ a b Visions of an Age When Oil Isn't King The New York Times, September 20, 2011
- ^ a b Yergin, Daniel (October 28, 2011). "Oil's new world order". The Washington Post. Washington, D.C., United States. Retrieved December 23, 2017.
- ^ a b Yergin, Daniel (January 26, 2016). "Oil prices are at the mercy of geopolitics". Financial Times. London, United Kingdom. Retrieved December 23, 2017.
- ^ a b c d Khan, Chris (October 27, 2011). "Yergin: Only politics can threaten energy supplies". Associated Press. Retrieved March 4, 2012.
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Penn's Kleinman Center for Energy Policy Awards the Inaugural Carnot Prize to IHS Vice Chairman Daniel Yergin". news.upenn.edu. Retrieved May 11, 2017.
- ^ a b c d e Board Member Emeritus, New America; Vice Chairman, IHS, New America, retrieved December 23, 2017
- ^ a b c d e f g Daniel H. Yergin, Council on Foreign Relations, retrieved December 22, 2017
- ^ a b Osborne, James (March 4, 2017). "CERAWeek: 'Forces of change' expected to dominate conversation". Houston Chronicle. Houston, Texas, United States. Retrieved December 23, 2017.
- ^ a b Bryan, Bob (December 2, 2016). "Trump is forming an economic advisory team with the CEOs of Disney, General Motors, JPMorgan, and more". Business Insider. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
- ^ a b Yedlin, Deborah (March 6, 2017). "Yedlin: CERAWeek conference opens with renewed optimism". Calgary Herald. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Retrieved December 23, 2017.
- ^ a b c d "A look at historian and author Daniel Yergin". Associated Press. October 26, 2011. Archived from the original on December 24, 2017. Retrieved December 22, 2017.
- ^ a b Redburn, Tom. "'Energy Future' Goes Beyond Ivory Tower", Los Angeles Times, August 19, 1979. Retrieved December 15, 2007. "Fifteen years ago, Daniel Yergin left Beverly Hills High School to attend Yale University and, except for summer jobs and brief visits, he hasn't been back here since."
- ^ a b c d e f g h Parrish, Michael (January 9, 1993). "He Knows Oil : Daniel Yergin Built a Company and Penned a Best-Selling History". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California, United States. Retrieved December 22, 2017.
- ^ a b c d e f "IHS Executives". IHS Inc. Retrieved March 4, 2012.
- ^ a b c d "A Conversation with Daniel Yergin". The New Journal. April 22, 2013. Retrieved December 23, 2017.
- ^ Clendinen, Dudley (October 22, 1982). "In Boston, Days of Literary Renewal". The New York Times. New York City, new York, United States. Retrieved December 23, 2017.
- ^ "Daniel Yergin to receive honorary doctorate from Dartmouth College". Oil and Gas Financial Journal. April 15, 2016. Retrieved December 22, 2017.
- ^ "Commencement 2008". Colorado School of Mines. Colorado, United States. Retrieved December 22, 2017.
- ^ Daniel Yergin, CNBC, retrieved December 22, 2017
- ^ a b "Dan Yergin at IHS Investor Day - Slide 88 at 01:30:15". investor.ihs.com. Retrieved June 23, 2016.
- ^ a b c d Klemesrud, Judy (November 18, 1979). "Energy Future" (PDF). The New York Times. Retrieved March 4, 2012.
- ^ Shapiro, Tamar A. (April 11, 1992). "Yergin Receives Pulitzer Prize". The Crimson. Harvard University. Retrieved December 23, 2017.
- ^ a b "1992 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Their Works in Journalism and the Arts". The New York Times. April 8, 1992. Retrieved March 4, 2012.
- ^ Yergin, Daniel (December 23, 2008), The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power - Description, Free Press, ISBN 978-1439110126
- ^ The Prize on PBS - credits and cast listing on IMDB
- ^ a b Yergin, Daniel; Gustafson, Thane (April 1994). "Russia 2010 and What It Means for the World". Foreign Affairs. Retrieved December 22, 2017.
- ^ "Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy".
- ^ Credits - Commanding Heights, United States: PBS, retrieved December 23, 2017
- ^ "Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy". Wired. 2002. Retrieved December 22, 2017.
- ^ Morrison, Kevin (September 3, 2004). "ERA sold to IHS Energy". The Financial Times. London, United Kingdom. Retrieved December 23, 2017.
- ^ "2011 shortlist". Financial Times. London, United Kingdom. September 14, 2011. Retrieved May 30, 2012.
- ^ "IHS Markit Rings Opening Bell at Nasdaq, Unveils New Logo". IHS Markit. July 13, 2016. Retrieved December 22, 2017.
- ^ "The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations". Kirkus Books. September 15, 2020.
- ^ A Price Tag to Growth, LiveMint, February 23, 2007
- ^ a b Yergin, Daniel. "The Perils, Prizes and Pitfalls of a Post-Gaddafi Era of Oil". Financial Times. Retrieved May 29, 2012.
- ^ Yergin, Daniel (September 3, 2009). "The Pennsylvania Start-up That Changed The World". Forbes. Retrieved December 23, 2017.
- ^ Belvedere, Matthew J. (June 15, 2017). "Putin is motivated to stick with OPEC's output cuts purely by self-interest, oil analyst Yergin says". CNBC. Retrieved December 23, 2017.
- ^ Pearson, Hampton (August 19, 2003). "Washington focuses on energy bill". CNBC TV. Retrieved December 23, 2017.
- ^ Daniel Yergin, Library of Congress and National Book Festival, retrieved December 23, 2017
- ^ September 21, 2011 - Daniel Yergin, The Colbert Report, September 21, 2011, retrieved December 23, 2017
- ^ Yergin, Daniel. "There will be oil", The Wall Street Journal, September 17, 2011.
- ^ The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World. Penguin Press, 2011. ISBN 978-1-59420-283-4. (Revised, reprint edition, 2012.)
- ^ https://ihsmarkit.com/Info/0219/clean-energy-innovation.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)
- ^ https://www.axios.com/ernest-moniz-dan-yergin-clean-energy-innovation-1832811d-bf16-4a4b-b947-f74b5a8d8f85.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)
- ^ "Reinventing the Wheel: The future of cars, oil, chemicals, and electric power" (PDF). IHS Markit. September 2017. Retrieved December 23, 2017.
- ^ "Daniel Yergin Congressional Testimony -- Joint Economic Committee of the United States". IHS Markit. June 24, 2014. Retrieved December 23, 2017.
- ^ Global Perspectives with Daniel Yergin, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, retrieved December 24, 2017
- ^ https://www.energy.gov/seab/articles/secretary-perry-announces-members-secretary-energy-advisory-board. Missing or empty |title= (help)
- ^ Domm, Patti (August 16, 2017). "'Firestorm' over Trump's latest tirade prompted top CEOs to disband advisory council". CNBC. Retrieved December 23, 2017.
- ^ Smith, Abby (April 14, 2014). "Pulitzer-Prize winning author speaks about energy, global politics". Lehigh Valley Live. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
- ^ "Outstanding Contributions to the Profession". IAEE.
- ^ The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World, Publishers Weekly, July 11, 2011
- ^ The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations, Publishers Weekly,September 01, 2020
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