"The harnessing of energy is what makes possible the world as we know it. But can we bet on that for the future?"
That's the question Pulitzer-Prize winning author Daniel Yergin asks and attempts to answer in his new book The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World.
Yergin is "cautiously optimistic" about the future of energy, despite myriad risks, including geopolitics, terrorism, environmental change, rising demand from emerging economies and the rate of global investment in new supplies and new technologies.
Two of those issues - geopolitics and terrorism - are in focus today after the U.S. foiled an alleged plot by Iran to both kill the Saudi Ambassador and bomb Saudi and Israeli embassies. "As Iran continues to move down the path of nuclear weapons, it's going to raise anxiety and tension," Yergin says. "News of an Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador highlights the fundamental conflicts and regionalRead More »from The Quest: The Daniel Yergin Interview. Why He’s “Cautiously Optimistic” on the Future of Oil