The shale revolution brought about not only an American competitive advantage in the global oil and gas market, but also an entirely new geopolitical dynamic. Energy is the bedrock of every industrial economy, and even minor shifts in production and prices have had resounding impacts on international diplomacy.
Today, the global energy landscape differs drastically from a decade ago. The U.S. now leads the world in oil production thanks to fracking, and the world is reacting. But even as Russia pivots to China, and Middle Eastern producers try to recalibrate, every oil-producing country faces the same questions about the future of energy: Will renewable energy reign? And how will international relationships fare with this new map? These issues will become even more controversial during the presidential campaigns.
Please join the Manhattan Institute on September 22, 2020 at 1pm EDT as senior fellow Mark P. Mills interviews energy expert and IHS Markit vice chairman Dan Yergin about his new book, The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations.
“There are many such stories in this wonderful book, all of them directed at the transformation of the global map of power and wealth that has happened in the 21st century.
Human competence races ahead, but wisdom remains as rare a commodity as it ever was.”