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  • Published: 5 January 2022
  • ISBN: 9780141994635
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $26.99

The New Map

Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations




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. Russia is pivoting east toward China as they 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. Oil producers 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.

  • Published: 5 January 2022
  • ISBN: 9780141994635
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $26.99

About the author

Daniel Yergin

Daniel Yergin is a highly respected authority on energy, international politics, and economics. Yergin is a Pulitzer Prize winner and recipient of the United States Energy Award for 'lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding.' He is both a world-recognized author and a business leader, as well as executive vice president of IHS.

Yergin received the Pulitzer Prize for his work The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power, which became a number one best seller and was made into an eight-hour PBS/BBC series seen by 20 million people in the United States. The book has been translated into 17 languages and has just been released in a new updated edition.

Yergin holds a BA from Yale University and a PhD from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar.

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Praise for The New Map

Daniel Yergin won a Pulitzer in 1992 for The Prize, an acclaimed history of petroleum and political power ... In The New Map he turns his talents to what might be called geopolitical cartography ... Fans of the author's previous books will appreciate the snappy prose and plethora of well-told anecdotes ... revealing and apposite ... The book brings the general reader admirably up to date on the many subjects it covers.

Edward Lucas, The Times

The direction of travel in the global energy system seems clear: a historic shift away from the fossil fuels that have shaped the fat of nations for more than a century is under way. Who better to chart it than Daniel Yergin, the prizewinning US author and energy expert whose advice is sought by ministers and chief executives world wide? ... deftly told ... Yergin writes with the flair for dramatic detail [and] offers sprightly insights for any general reader seeking to understand the tensions in the South China Sea and the strife-torn Middle East

Pilita Clark, Financial Times

the book breezily takes the reader through the developments of the past few decades in the oil business and energy more generally, with an eye to political repercussions. With sections on America, Russia, China, the Middle East, the car industry and climate politics and policy, at its best it is both brisk and authoritative, an impressive combination.

The Economist

There are many ... 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. Don't waste your time on Boris or Trump, Covid or novichock, just read this to find out what is really happening.

Bryan Appleyard, The Sunday Times

Yergin is the most respected chronicler of energy history and politics today. Yergin has enviable talents. He writes fluently in a style that brings to life the arcane dynamics of the energy business. He is deeply knowledgeable and analytically prescient... The New Map is an excellent read because, through multiple interconnected storylines, it pulls together the transformative occurrences that have shaped the energy world in recent years into a cogent framework from which the reader can discern the future pathways of the next energy transition.

Vikram S Mehta, Indian Express

"Yergin said our response to climate change will 'bring continuing changes in how energy is produced, transported and consumed; in strategies and investment; in technologies and infrastructure; and in relations between countries'."

Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia

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