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Mark Mills

Mark P. Mills is a senior fellow of the Manhattan Institute, and founder and CEO of the Digital Power Group, a tech-centric capital advisory group. He was formerly the co-founder and chief tech strategist for Digital Power Capital, a boutique venture fund. He co-founded and served as Chairman and CTO of ICx Technologies helping take it public in a 2007 IPO. Mark is a member of the Advisory Council of the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Marshall Institute.

He writes the Energy Intelligence column for Forbes and is co-author with Peter Huber of the book, "The Bottomless Well" (Basic Books 2005) which rose to #1 in Amazon science. He has been published in various popular publications including the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times Magazine. He has appeared on many TV shows including CNN, Fox News, CNBC, PBS, NBC and ABC, and on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Mark was earlier a technology advisor for Banc of America Securities, and a co-author of a successful energy-tech investment newsletter, the Huber-Mills Digital Power Report, published by Forbes and the Gilder Group. Mark has testified before the U.S. Congress and briefed many state public service commissions and state legislators. Mark served in the White House Science Office under President Reagan. Early in his career he was an experimental physicist and development engineer in the fields of integrated circuits and microprocessors and worked at Bell Northern Research (NORTEL) in fiber optics, defense and solid-state devices, fields in which he holds several patents. Mark holds a degree in physics from Queen's University, Canada.


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Business and Economy
  • A Power Portfolio Forbes.com, 04-11-05
  • New, Pivotal Tech Revolution in the Offing? The San Diego Union-Tribune, 05-12-12
  • Will Exxon Get Googled? The American Spectator, 11-01-08
  • Crowdsourcing Innovation In New York City: Cornell v Stanford Forbes.com, 12-13-11
  • Buckeye Oil Billions Will Unleash an Ohio Manufacturing Tech Boom Forbes.com, 09-26-11
  • Liberating the Energy Economy: What Washington Must Do Power & Growth Initiative Report, September 2012
  • The International Energy Agency Catches Up With America's Oil Producers Forbes.com, 11-13-12
  • Want More Jobs? Unleash Small Businesses, Venture Capital and Technology Forbes.com, 01-28-11
  • WikiLeaks Fallout is Bullish for Boeing, Airbus and United-Continental Forbes.com, 12-15-10
  • Apps Lead the Way to the Next Innovation Hypercycle Forbes.com, 12-10-12
  • Econ101 Comes to the U.S. Department of Energy: Exporting LNG is Good Forbes.com, 12-06-12
  • California Could Be the Next Shale Boom State Wall Street Journal, 01-16-13
  • Big Data And Microseismic Imaging Will Accelerate The Smart Drilling Oil and Gas Revolution Forbes.com, 05-08-13
  • We Need a 21st Century Energy Policy RealClearEnergy, 05-24-13
  • Unleash the Energy-Export Revolution National Review Online, 06-03-13
  • How Green Is The Internet? Wrong Question. How Big Is The Internet And Where Do I Invest? Forbes.com, 08-11-13
  • Time for U.S. to Emulate Mexico? The San Diego Union-Tribune, 09-04-13
  • America’s Unevenly Distributed Resurgence In Manufacturing Starts In The Shale Fields Forbes.com, 11-04-13
  • Drilling for More Jobs in America's Heartland RealClearEnergy, 12-03-13
  • America's Shale Boom Is A Major Job Creator Investor's Business Daily, 02-20-14
  • 3 Myths on Our Natural Gas Boom USA Today, 04-04-14
  • Washington Targets Cupertino California, 9 May 2014
  • Airbnb At The Tip Of The Spear Of The Regulatory State Versus Innovators Forbes.com, 06-18-14
  • The Inexcusable Q1 Collapse In GDP Growth Can Be Fixed Forbes.com, 06-26-14
  • Will Home Depot, Amazon, Or Dell, Launch The 3D Printer Revolution? Forbes.com, 07-16-14


  • California
  • Energy Innovation Could Rescue California The San Diego Union-Tribune, 11-15-12
  • California Could Be the Next Shale Boom State Wall Street Journal, 01-16-13
  • Washington Targets Cupertino California, 9 May 2014


  • Crime
  • How Technology Will Defeat Terrorism City Journal, Winter 2002


  • Culture and Society
  • The Coming Tech-led Boom Wall Street Journal, 01-30-12
  • C.P. Snow Was Wrong Forbes.com, 11-06-09


  • Drugs
  • With the Tricorder X PRIZE Qualcomm Launches the New Era of Metadata Medicine Forbes.com, 01-18-12


  • Economic Development
  • Got a Computer? More Power to You. Wall Street Journal, 09-07-00
  • Oil, Oil, Everywhere . . . Wall Street Journal, 01-27-05
  • Heavy Iron = Energy Independence The New York Sun, 04-07-05
  • Jobs In a Ripple-Out Economy Come From Oil, Gas, Coal, and Then the Cloud 10/24/2012 Forbes.com, 10-24-12
  • The International Energy Agency Catches Up With America's Oil Producers Forbes.com, 11-13-12
  • Media Matters Says Conservatives Rubber Stamp the Romney Energy Plan Forbes.com, 08-25-12
  • Apps Lead the Way to the Next Innovation Hypercycle Forbes.com, 12-10-12
  • California Could Be the Next Shale Boom State Wall Street Journal, 01-16-13
  • Big Data And Microseismic Imaging Will Accelerate The Smart Drilling Oil and Gas Revolution Forbes.com, 05-08-13
  • Matthew Hennessey and Mark Mills discuss Mills's new report, The Case for Exports: America's Hydrocarbon Industry Can revive the Economy and Eliminate the Trade Deficit Podcast: Interview, May 21, 2013
  • We Need a 21st Century Energy Policy RealClearEnergy, 05-24-13
  • Unleash the Energy-Export Revolution National Review Online, 06-03-13
  • Cracking the Code of the New Economy: You Don’t Need a STEM Degree to Work in a STEM Field Pacific Standard, 06-19-14


  • Education
  • "Cost-Effective" College Plan Could Chill Innovation RealClearPolitics, 10-26-13
  • Cracking the Code of the New Economy: You Don’t Need a STEM Degree to Work in a STEM Field Pacific Standard, 06-19-14


  • Energy
  • Energy Here and Now: New York’s Independent Future Event Transcript, September 2003
  • New York’s Energy Future: Looking Bright or Headed for a Blackout? Event Transcript, June 2003
  • Can Terrorists Turn Out Gotham’s Lights? City Journal, Autumn 2004
  • Why the U.S. Needs More Nuclear Power City Journal, Winter 2005
  • The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, The Virtue of Waste and Why We Will Never Run Out Of Energy Book, 2005
  • The Art of Energy Slate, 02-01-05
  • Brawn & Brains Forbes.com, 09-15-03
  • Buy (Some) Utilities Forbes.com, 02-17-03
  • How Non-Green Cities Are Rebuilding the American Forests Los Angeles Times, 12-29-99
  • Wow, Even Tom Friedman Wants to Drill Baby Drill? Forbes.com, 02-27-12
  • The Relentless Pursuit of Magical Energy Forbes.com, 10-28-11
  • Unleashing the North American Energy Colossus: Hydrocarbons Can Fuel Growth and Prosperity Power & Growth Initiative Report, July 2012
  • Mark Mills discusses his new report for The Center for Energy Policy and the Environment, "Unleashing the North American Energy Colossus: Hydrocarbons Can Fuel Growth and Prosperity" Podcast: Interview, July 5, 2012
  • Testimony by Mark Mills on The American Energy Initiative Testimony, September 2012
  • Liberating the Energy Economy: What Washington Must Do Power & Growth Initiative Report, September 2012
  • The Efficacy Of Presidential Energy Policy Forbes.com, 04-07-09
  • Copenhagen's Future Schlock Forbes.com, 12-18-09
  • Post Fukushima-- Burn More Coal and Oil, and Hire More Engineers Not Regulators Forbes.com, 03-20-11
  • Jobs In a Ripple-Out Economy Come From Oil, Gas, Coal, and Then the Cloud 10/24/2012 Forbes.com, 10-24-12
  • Presidents CAN Lower Gasoline Prices Forbes.com, 10-17-12
  • Bravo New York Times For Discovering Reality in ‘Power, Pollution and The Internet’ Forbes.com, 09-25-12
  • The International Energy Agency Catches Up With America's Oil Producers Forbes.com, 11-13-12
  • Media Matters Says Conservatives Rubber Stamp the Romney Energy Plan Forbes.com, 08-25-12
  • Romney Chooses a Tech-Centric Energy Plan to Jumpstart Jobs and Economic Growth Forbes.com, 08-23-12
  • Look to Software Not Hardware to Fix India's Grid Forbes.com, 08-01-12
  • Energy Innovation Could Rescue California The San Diego Union-Tribune, 11-15-12
  • U.S. Can Become An Energy Export Nation , 07-25-12
  • Econ101 Comes to the U.S. Department of Energy: Exporting LNG is Good Forbes.com, 12-06-12
  • Information Technology Has Created a New Electric Demand Paradigm Forbes.com, 01-08-13
  • Fracknation: An Elegant Antidote to Media Misinformation National Review Online, 01-07-13
  • California Could Be the Next Shale Boom State Wall Street Journal, 01-16-13
  • Big Data And Microseismic Imaging Will Accelerate The Smart Drilling Oil and Gas Revolution Forbes.com, 05-08-13
  • The Case for Exports: America's Hydrocarbon Industry Can Revive the Economy and Eliminate the Trade Deficit Power & Growth Initiative Report, May 2013
  • Matthew Hennessey and Mark Mills discuss Mills's new report, The Case for Exports: America's Hydrocarbon Industry Can revive the Economy and Eliminate the Trade Deficit Podcast: Interview, May 21, 2013
  • We Need a 21st Century Energy Policy RealClearEnergy, 05-24-13
  • Unleash the Energy-Export Revolution National Review Online, 06-03-13
  • Crude Oil's Coming Clash With Obama's New Climate Policy Investor's Business Daily, 07-03-13
  • R.I.P. Peak Oil As Oil Drum Closes Down RealClearEnergy, 07-17-13
  • Big Data's Green Creds RealClearEnergy, 08-08-13
  • American Technologists and Entrepreneurs Re-Set Russian Relations RealClearPolitics, 09-04-13
  • Time for U.S. to Emulate Mexico? The San Diego Union-Tribune, 09-04-13
  • Oil, Gas, and Coal Can Prime the Jobs Pump: Which States Will Benefit? Issues 2012, October 2012
  • Testimony by Mark Mills on The North American Energy Infrastructure Act Testimony, October 2013
  • Let's Unleash the North American Energy Colossus on NAFTA's Anniversary Washington Examiner, 11-01-13
  • Drilling for More Jobs in America's Heartland RealClearEnergy, 12-03-13
  • Where The Jobs Are: Small Businesses Unleash Energy Employment Boom Power & Growth Initiative Report, February 2014
  • America's Shale Boom Is A Major Job Creator Investor's Business Daily, 02-20-14
  • The 3D Printers Are Coming: Dig More Coal? Forbes.com, 02-28-14
  • Energy Reform in Mexico: Next Step for the North American Energy Colossus? Issue Brief, April 2014
  • 3 Myths on Our Natural Gas Boom USA Today, 04-04-14
  • The Future Electric Grid The American, 05-31-14
  • Your Technology Is Powered by Coal. Get Over It RealClearEnergy, 05-21-14
  • Congrats To The Administration On A Baby Step Towards A Rational Oil Policy Forbes.com, 06-25-14
  • Prime The Pump: The Case for Repealing America's Oil Export Ban Issue Brief, July 2014


  • Environment
  • Why the U.S. Needs More Nuclear Power City Journal, Winter 2005
  • How Cities Green the Planet City Journal, Winter 2000
  • Getting Over Oil Commentary, 09-15-05
  • Wow, Even Tom Friedman Wants to Drill Baby Drill? Forbes.com, 02-27-12
  • Mark Mills discusses his new report for The Center for Energy Policy and the Environment, "Unleashing the North American Energy Colossus: Hydrocarbons Can Fuel Growth and Prosperity" Podcast: Interview, July 5, 2012
  • Jobs In a Ripple-Out Economy Come From Oil, Gas, Coal, and Then the Cloud 10/24/2012 Forbes.com, 10-24-12
  • Presidents CAN Lower Gasoline Prices Forbes.com, 10-17-12
  • Information Technology Has Created a New Electric Demand Paradigm Forbes.com, 01-08-13
  • Fracknation: An Elegant Antidote to Media Misinformation National Review Online, 01-07-13
  • Crude Oil's Coming Clash With Obama's New Climate Policy Investor's Business Daily, 07-03-13
  • Big Data's Green Creds RealClearEnergy, 08-08-13
  • How Green Is The Internet? Wrong Question. How Big Is The Internet And Where Do I Invest? Forbes.com, 08-11-13
  • Oil, Gas, and Coal Can Prime the Jobs Pump: Which States Will Benefit? Issues 2012, October 2012
  • Where The Jobs Are: Small Businesses Unleash Energy Employment Boom Power & Growth Initiative Report, February 2014
  • America's Shale Boom Is A Major Job Creator Investor's Business Daily, 02-20-14


  • FDA Reform
  • ObamaCare And Regulatory Lock-In Threatens The Biggest Healthcare Tech Revolution In History Forbes.com, 07-17-13


  • Foreign Affairs
  • Look to Software Not Hardware to Fix India's Grid Forbes.com, 08-01-12
  • Manufacturing, 3D Printing and What China Knows About the Emerging American Century Forbes.com, 07-05-11
  • American Technologists and Entrepreneurs Re-Set Russian Relations RealClearPolitics, 09-04-13
  • Time for U.S. to Emulate Mexico? The San Diego Union-Tribune, 09-04-13


  • Healthcare
  • Tricorder Update -- Social Medicine is the Next Big Thing After Social Media Forbes.com, 05-21-12
  • The Solyndrafication of Healthcare Technology Forbes.com, 06-30-12
  • ObamaCare And Regulatory Lock-In Threatens The Biggest Healthcare Tech Revolution In History Forbes.com, 07-17-13


  • History
  • "We Choose To Go To The Moon." John F. Kennedy Forbes.com, 11-22-13


  • Homeland Security
  • Can Terrorists Turn Out Gotham’s Lights? City Journal, Autumn 2004
  • How Technology Will Defeat Terrorism City Journal, Winter 2002


  • Legal Issues
  • How Technology Will Defeat Terrorism City Journal, Winter 2002


  • Media
  • Fracknation: An Elegant Antidote to Media Misinformation National Review Online, 01-07-13


  • National Politics
  • Presidents CAN Lower Gasoline Prices Forbes.com, 10-17-12
  • The International Energy Agency Catches Up With America's Oil Producers Forbes.com, 11-13-12
  • Matthew Hennessey and Mark Mills discuss Mills's new report, The Case for Exports: America's Hydrocarbon Industry Can revive the Economy and Eliminate the Trade Deficit Podcast: Interview, May 21, 2013
  • We Need a 21st Century Energy Policy RealClearEnergy, 05-24-13
  • Unleash the Energy-Export Revolution National Review Online, 06-03-13
  • Drilling for More Jobs in America's Heartland RealClearEnergy, 12-03-13
  • America's Shale Boom Is A Major Job Creator Investor's Business Daily, 02-20-14
  • Congrats To The Administration On A Baby Step Towards A Rational Oil Policy Forbes.com, 06-25-14


  • New York City
  • Can Terrorists Turn Out Gotham’s Lights? City Journal, Autumn 2004


  • NYC Economy
  • Don't Close Indian Point New York Daily News, 07-20-03


  • NYS Politics


    Politics
  • Presidents CAN Lower Gasoline Prices Forbes.com, 10-17-12
  • The International Energy Agency Catches Up With America's Oil Producers Forbes.com, 11-13-12
  • Unleash the Energy-Export Revolution National Review Online, 06-03-13
  • Washington Targets Cupertino California, 9 May 2014


  • Regulation
  • How Technology Will Defeat Terrorism City Journal, Winter 2002
  • Washington Targets Cupertino California, 9 May 2014


  • Tech and Environment
  • How Technology Will Defeat Terrorism City Journal, Winter 2002
  • How Cities Green the Planet City Journal, Winter 2000
  • New, Pivotal Tech Revolution in the Offing? The San Diego Union-Tribune, 05-12-12
  • The Coming Tech-led Boom Wall Street Journal, 01-30-12
  • Notes From Underground Wall Street Journal, 07-02-10
  • Will Exxon Get Googled? The American Spectator, 11-01-08
  • The Security-Industrial Complex Forbes.com, 11-29-04
  • Tricorder Update -- Social Medicine is the Next Big Thing After Social Media Forbes.com, 05-21-12
  • Follow Splunk Into The Big Data Revolution That Changes The Jobs Equation Forbes.com, 04-23-12
  • Big Data Unleashes the Electric Equivalent of a Free Keystone Pipeline Forbes.com, 03-19-12
  • Buckeye Oil Billions Will Unleash an Ohio Manufacturing Tech Boom Forbes.com, 09-26-11
  • Smart Grids Highlight Innovation's Promise and Where America Leads the World, Even China Forbes.com, 08-15-11
  • Clean Energy Driven Job Growth Is A Return To The Stone Age Forbes.com, 11-12-10
  • Space: The Only Frontier Forbes.com, 02-16-10
  • Copenhagen's Future Schlock Forbes.com, 12-18-09
  • C.P. Snow Was Wrong Forbes.com, 11-06-09
  • Post Fukushima-- Burn More Coal and Oil, and Hire More Engineers Not Regulators Forbes.com, 03-20-11
  • A123 Bites the Dust Because They Forgot Their ABCs Forbes.com, 10-16-12
  • Down the Digital Rabbit Hole as we Automate Everything Forbes.com, 10-06-12
  • Bravo New York Times For Discovering Reality in ‘Power, Pollution and The Internet’ Forbes.com, 09-25-12
  • Books of Note -- Killer Drones, Tech Jobs and the Internet's Birth on Labor Day 1969 Forbes.com, 09-02-12
  • Romney Chooses a Tech-Centric Energy Plan to Jumpstart Jobs and Economic Growth Forbes.com, 08-23-12
  • The Solyndrafication of Healthcare Technology Forbes.com, 06-30-12
  • Manufacturing, 3D Printing and What China Knows About the Emerging American Century Forbes.com, 07-05-11
  • Entertainment's Tech Boom: The Internet Has Been Assimilated Forbes.com, 05-10-11
  • IBM's Watson Jeopardy Stunt Unleashes a Third Great Cycle in Computing Forbes.com, 02-21-11
  • Want More Jobs? Unleash Small Businesses, Venture Capital and Technology Forbes.com, 01-28-11
  • WikiLeaks Fallout is Bullish for Boeing, Airbus and United-Continental Forbes.com, 12-15-10
  • Information Technology Has Created a New Electric Demand Paradigm Forbes.com, 01-08-13
  • Fracknation: An Elegant Antidote to Media Misinformation National Review Online, 01-07-13
  • Big Data's Green Creds RealClearEnergy, 08-08-13
  • How Green Is The Internet? Wrong Question. How Big Is The Internet And Where Do I Invest? Forbes.com, 08-11-13
  • Koch Making The Same Bet As Microsoft On The Wireless Boom In Emerging Markets Forbes.com, 10-10-13
  • The 3D Printers Are Coming: Dig More Coal? Forbes.com, 02-28-14


  • Technology
  • How Cities Green the Planet City Journal, Winter 2000
  • Can Terrorists Turn Out Gotham’s Lights? City Journal, Autumn 2004
  • How Technology Will Defeat Terrorism City Journal, Winter 2002
  • Deregulation Will Survive Enron Wall Street Journal, 12-06-01
  • New, Pivotal Tech Revolution in the Offing? The San Diego Union-Tribune, 05-12-12
  • The Coming Tech-led Boom Wall Street Journal, 01-30-12
  • Notes From Underground Wall Street Journal, 07-02-10
  • Will Exxon Get Googled? The American Spectator, 11-01-08
  • The Security-Industrial Complex Forbes.com, 11-29-04
  • Tricorder Update -- Social Medicine is the Next Big Thing After Social Media Forbes.com, 05-21-12
  • Has Apple Peaked? Hardly. Forbes.com, 05-14-12
  • Follow Splunk Into The Big Data Revolution That Changes The Jobs Equation Forbes.com, 04-23-12
  • Crowdsourcing Innovation In New York City: Cornell v Stanford Forbes.com, 12-13-11
  • Smart Grids Highlight Innovation's Promise and Where America Leads the World, Even China Forbes.com, 08-15-11
  • Post Fukushima-- Burn More Coal and Oil, and Hire More Engineers Not Regulators Forbes.com, 03-20-11
  • Bravo New York Times For Discovering Reality in ‘Power, Pollution and The Internet’ Forbes.com, 09-25-12
  • Books of Note -- Killer Drones, Tech Jobs and the Internet's Birth on Labor Day 1969 Forbes.com, 09-02-12
  • The Great New American Outsourcing, Clouds to China? Forbes.com, 07-16-12
  • Entertainment's Tech Boom: The Internet Has Been Assimilated Forbes.com, 05-10-11
  • IBM's Watson Jeopardy Stunt Unleashes a Third Great Cycle in Computing Forbes.com, 02-21-11
  • Want More Jobs? Unleash Small Businesses, Venture Capital and Technology Forbes.com, 01-28-11
  • WikiLeaks Fallout is Bullish for Boeing, Airbus and United-Continental Forbes.com, 12-15-10
  • ObamaCare And Regulatory Lock-In Threatens The Biggest Healthcare Tech Revolution In History Forbes.com, 07-17-13
  • Big Data's Green Creds RealClearEnergy, 08-08-13
  • Koch Making The Same Bet As Microsoft On The Wireless Boom In Emerging Markets Forbes.com, 10-10-13
  • Punch the Accelerator on Self-Driving Cars Wall Street Journal, 02-20-14
  • The 10 Most Fascinating And Provocative If Not Alarming Technology Trends Forbes.com, 12-19-13
  • Cracking the Code of the New Economy: You Don’t Need a STEM Degree to Work in a STEM Field Pacific Standard, 06-19-14
  • Airbnb At The Tip Of The Spear Of The Regulatory State Versus Innovators Forbes.com, 06-18-14
  • Will Home Depot, Amazon, Or Dell, Launch The 3D Printer Revolution? Forbes.com, 07-16-14


  • Telecommunications
  • Smart Grids Highlight Innovation's Promise and Where America Leads the World, Even China Forbes.com, 08-15-11


  • Terrorism
  • How Technology Will Defeat Terrorism City Journal, Winter 2002


  • Transportation
  • Punch the Accelerator on Self-Driving Cars Wall Street Journal, 02-20-14


  • War on Terror
  • Can Terrorists Turn Out Gotham’s Lights? City Journal, Autumn 2004
  • How Technology Will Defeat Terrorism City Journal, Winter 2002


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