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Daniel H. Yergin is an American author, speaker, and economic researcher. Born February 6, 1947 in Los Angeles, California to a Chicago Tribune reporter father and a mother who was a sculptor and painter, Yergin attended Beverly Hills High School. He received his B.A. from Yale University in 1968, where he served on the board of the Yale Daily News, and was a founder of The New Journal. He earned his Ph.D. in International Relations (1974) from Cambridge University where he was a Marshall Scholar … // … Yergin is the co-founder and chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates CERA, an energy research consultancy. It was acquired by IHS Energy in 2004. (full text).
He is leading Expert on Energy and Global Economics … // … Daniel has been named one of the 500 most influential people in the US in the field of foreign policy by the World Affairs Councils of America … (full text).
He says: “High energy prices, climate change and energy security are converging as the new engine driving the development of clean energy” … “there is a major shift in public opinion towards clean energy, which is being bolstered by the growing conviction that new carbon policies will reshape the competitive landscape of the global energy business”. (full long text, Feb 23, 2008).
Daniel H. Yergin – USA
A price tag to growth, Feb 23, 2007.
As a note of confession, I must tell the readers that in 2003 when I was Director of Technology for a large independent oil company, I had a discussion with the VP of marketing for my company. I asked him why on earth we paid for CERA’s research when their stuff was constantly wrong. He said he knew that they were wrong but that we always wanted to listen to alternative views. With that I agree, but in the press, CERA is constantly proclaimed to be a ‘highly respected’ research firm. There may be less respect than is proclaimed. I do agree with my friend, the former VP of marketing, that one should always listen to alternative viewpoints … (full log text, January 10, 2008).
Sorry, most of his articles are NOT available for free.
His bio on CERA.
‘Energy Future’ Goes Beyond Ivory Tower, Aug 19, 1979;
Mr. Bush and the Riga axioms, 09 May 2005;