Event Recap

New Atlanticist

Sep 25, 2020

The ‘big three’ now rule the global energy market, says Daniel Yergin

By Katherine Walla

Pulitzer Prize winner and energy expert Daniel Yergin’s insights into the progress of the energy transition worldwide are pivotal with the 2020 elections around the corner and the pandemic that has disrupted the energy industry.

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The Atlantic Council hosted on September 25, 2020, a conversation with Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer Prize winning author and vice chairman of IHS Markit.  His new book The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations is described by the London Sunday Times this week as a “wonderful book” on “the transformation of the global map of power and wealth that has happened in the 21st century.”

With the 2020 elections around the corner, the energy industry particularly disrupted by coronavirus, and US-China tensions ratcheting higher, Yergin provided insights into the steps various countries are taking, particularly China, to shape the energy transition within a rapidly-changing geopolitical order. Yergin discussed The New Map, in which he explores the geopolitical competition—and the likely winners and losers—from the rapidly-accelerating energy transition. This discussion was moderated by Frederick Kempe, president and chief executive officer of the Atlantic Council.

The Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center was pleased to present this live show as part of their mission to inform and shape the discussion around the global energy transition and the industry’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. From publishing timely commentary and analysis to providing a forum for industry leaders to discuss and formulate strategies for navigating the transition to renewable energy technologies, the Global Energy Center helps develop the right energy policy strategies to best guide the industry and the world to a swift and equitable energy transition while promoting energy security across the globe.

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