The new map Energy, climate, and the clash of nations

Daniel Yergin

Book - 2020

"Recent changes in the global production and flow of energy have remade the world. In this book, the author reveals the forces shaping the future of energy, both renewable and fossil fuel. The New Map offers a new vision of the world's energy reserves and, therefore, the future of geopolitics"--

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Published
New York : Penguin Press 2020.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
xx, 492 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-469) and index.
ISBN
9781594206436
1594206430
Main Author
Daniel Yergin (author)
  • America's new map.
  • The gas man
  • The "discovery" of shale oil
  • "If you had told me ten years ago" : the manufacturing renaissance
  • The new gas exporter
  • Closing and opening: Mexico and Brazil
  • Pipeline battles
  • The shale era
  • The rebalancing of geopolitics
  • Russia's map.
  • Putin's great project
  • Crises over gas
  • Clash over energy security
  • Ukraine and new sanctions
  • Oil and the state
  • Pushback
  • Pivoting to the East
  • The heartland
  • China's map.
  • The "G2"
  • "Dangerous ground"
  • The three questions
  • "Count on the wisdom of following generations"
  • The role of history
  • Oil and water?
  • China's new treasure ships
  • The test of prudence
  • Belt and road building
  • Maps of the Middle East. Lines in the sand
  • Iran's revolution
  • Wars in the Gulf
  • A regional cold war
  • The struggle for Iraq
  • The arc of confrontation
  • The rise of the "Eastern Med"
  • "The answer"
  • Oil shock
  • Run for the future
  • The plague
  • Roadmap.
  • The electric charge
  • Enter the robot
  • Hailing the future
  • Auto-tech
  • Climate map.
  • Energy transition
  • Green deals
  • The renewable landscape
  • Breakthrough technologies
  • What does "energy transition" mean in the developing world?
  • The changing mix
  • Conclusion: The disrupted future.
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Wrought with some bitterness by fracking, the shale revolution in oil and gas has made America the world's top energy source. Meanwhile, the embattled Middle East struggles with the impact on its oil industry and Russia seeks to effect a power grab by lining up with China, soon to be the world's biggest economy and master of much of the South China Sea, the world's most critical trade route. Pulitzer Prize-winning energy expert Yergin shows us how the world has been remapped because of these major energy and geopolitical changes, even as climate change threatens further transformation. Copyright 2020 Library Journal.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

In this sprawling geopolitical survey, Pulitzer-winning energy historian Yergin (The Prize) explores upheavals in energy supplies and international relations. The boom in fracked oil and natural gas, he notes, has made America once again the planet's leading energy producer and a major exporter. Meanwhile, Russia is trying to use gas exports to strong-arm Ukraine and Western Europe and shore up its clout; China is building pipelines abroad to import fuels; and OPEC's oil-exporting economies are struggling with falling prices and a global glut of crude. Looking ahead, Yergin sees evolution in energy markets because of electric vehicles, driverless cars, and ride-hailing apps, and cites studies predicting that demand for oil will stop rising in the 2030s and be followed not by a "plummet" but by "a gradual decline on a downward-sloping plateau." Yergin provides a lucid, judicious overview of global energy and its discontents, with colorful though not always relevant historical background. But there's not much new, and the basic picture is of a world where energy is abundant, cheap, widely available, and therefore not a coveted prize. The result is a well-informed yet surprisingly ho-hum rundown of how energy issues affect world affairs. Agent: Suzanne Gluck, WME. (Sept.) Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

The global energy expert and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Shattered Peace shares revelatory insights into how energy revolutions, climate battles and geopolitics are mapping a near future already complicated by the coronavirus pandemic and related economic fallout. Illustrations. Maps.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"Recent changes in the global production and flow of energy have remade the world. In this book, the author reveals the forces shaping the future of energy, both renewable and fossil fuel. The New Map offers a new vision of the world's energy reserves and, therefore, the future of geopolitics"--

Review by Publisher Summary 3

A Wall Street Journal besteller and a USA Today Best Book of 2020Named Energy Writer of the Year for The New Map by the American Energy Society“A master class on how the world works.” —NPRPulitzer Prize-winning author and global energy expert, Daniel Yergin offers a revelatory new account of how energy revolutions, climate battles, and geopolitics are mapping our futureThe world is being shaken by the collision of energy, climate change, and the clashing power of nations in a time of global crisis. Out of this tumult is emerging a new map of energy and geopolitics. The “shale revolution” in oil and gas has transformed the American economy, ending the “era of shortage” but introducing a turbulent new era. Almost overnight, the United States has become the world's number one energy powerhouse. Yet concern about energy's role in climate change is challenging the global economy and way of life, accelerating a second energy revolution in the search for a low-carbon future. All of this has been made starker and more urgent by the coronavirus pandemic and the economic dark age that it has wrought.World politics is being upended, as a new cold war develops between the United States and China, and the rivalry grows more dangerous with Russia, which is pivoting east toward Beijing. Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping are converging both on energy and on challenging American leadership, as China projects its power and influence in all directions. The South China Sea, claimed by China and the world's most critical trade route, could become the arena where the United States and China directly collide. The map of the Middle East, which was laid down after World War I, is being challenged by jihadists, revolutionary Iran, ethnic and religious clashes, and restive populations. But the region has also been shocked by the two recent oil price collapses--and by the very question of oil's future in the rest of this century.A master storyteller and global energy expert, Daniel Yergin takes the reader on an utterly riveting and timely journey across the world's new map. He illuminates the great energy and geopolitical questions in an era of rising political turbulence and points to the profound challenges that lie ahead.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

A Wall Street Journal besteller and a USA Today Best Book of 2020! Named Energy Writer of the Year for The New Map by the American Energy Society Pulitzer Prize-winning author and global energy expert, Daniel Yergin offers a revelatory new account of how energy revolutions, climate battles, and geopolitics are mapping our futureThe world is being shaken by the collision of energy, climate change, and the clashing power of nations in a time of global crisis. Out of this tumult is emerging a new map of energy and geopolitics. The “shale revolution” in oil and gas has transformed the American economy, ending the “era of shortage” but introducing a turbulent new era. Almost overnight, the United States has become the world's number one energy powerhouse. Yet concern about energy's role in climate change is challenging the global economy and way of life, accelerating a second energy revolution in the search for a low-carbon future. All of this has been made starker and more urgent by the coronavirus pandemic and the economic dark age that it has wrought.World politics is being upended, as a new cold war develops between the United States and China, and the rivalry grows more dangerous with Russia, which is pivoting east toward Beijing. Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping are converging both on energy and on challenging American leadership, as China projects its power and influence in all directions. The South China Sea, claimed by China and the world's most critical trade route, could become the arena where the United States and China directly collide. The map of the Middle East, which was laid down after World War I, is being challenged by jihadists, revolutionary Iran, ethnic and religious clashes, and restive populations. But the region has also been shocked by the two recent oil price collapses--and by the very question of oil's future in the rest of this century.A master storyteller and global energy expert, Daniel Yergin takes the reader on an utterly riveting and timely journey across the world's new map. He illuminates the great energy and geopolitical questions in an era of rising political turbulence and points to the profound challenges that lie ahead.