Daniel Yergin has recently been in Australia in July of 2022 presenting to the Synergy Energy Forum attended by the Prime Minister of Australia and other government officials. His book The New Map is credited with forecasting the invasion of Ukraine.
Daniel Yergin is Vice Chairman of S&P Global and the author of The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations (Penguin, 2021) and The Prize (Free Press, 2008), for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. He received the first James R. Schlesinger Medal for Energy Security from the US Department of Energy.
See the following link to one of the latest discussions with Daniel Yergin with the Financial Times of London: https://www.ft.com/content/d0171ed4-ce1c-49a9-81ac-244ac122093e
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author and global energy expert reveals how climate battles and energy revolutions are mapping our future
A new type of Cold War is emerging between China and the West. . The global order is being simultaneously shaken by climate change and the shale revolution in oil and gas - and now by the coronavirus. Controversial fracking technology has given America unprecedented leverage as the world's leading energy powerhouse, ahead of Saudi Arabia and Russia, upending the chessboard of global politics and changing the psychology of the global economy. Despite being weighed down by sanctions, Russia is pivoting east toward China as Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping unite to challenge America and lay claim to almost all of the South China Sea, one of the world's most critical trade routes. Elsewhere, the map of the Middle East created after World War I is being attacked by ISIS and Iran's Revolutionary Guards as the region struggles to come to grips with the recent oil price collapse caused by the rise of shale. Oil producers, from the Middle East and Moscow to corporate boardrooms around the world, now fear that peak demand for oil is coming as renewable energy vies with fossil fuels.
The New Map tells a sweeping story about how the role of energy in climate change is shaping geopolitical discussions, challenging our industries and our lifestyles, and accelerating a second energy revolution - the quest for renewables. It also brings realism to the debates over the energy transition.