SOURCE: The Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center

The Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center

August 06, 2012 15:48 ET

Daniel Yergin, Acclaimed Author and Leading Energy Expert to Deliver Keynote at Advanced Energy 2012 Conference

Renowned Thought Leader and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author to Share Insight on the Future of Energy

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 6, 2012) - The Advanced Energy Center (, a partnership of academic institutions, energy providers and industrial corporations dedicated to innovative energy research, education and technology deployment, today announced that Daniel Yergin, bestselling author and highly acclaimed expert on energy, will deliver a keynote address during the organization's Advanced Energy 2012 conference.

Yergin is a widely respected authority in the areas of energy, international economics, globalization and politics. His new best seller, The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World, has been widely praised around the world. He received the Pulitzer Prize for his book The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power. Yergin has a distinguished career as a thought leader on topics related to energy, serving as vice chairman of IHS and founder of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates and as global energy expert for CNBC. Additionally, he serves on the U.S. Secretary of Energy Advisory Board and has previously chaired the U.S. Department of Energy's Task Force on Strategic Energy Research and Development.

Drawing on his extensive knowledge and status as a leading expert on issues related to energy, Yergin will deliver a compelling and informative keynote address titled "The New Energy Future in the New World Economy?" During this speech, he will discuss how great changes in international politics, the global economy, technology and the environment will shape the future. He will draw on various scenarios that could impact world energy, such as what would happen if oil loses its monopoly position in fueling our cars, and address the conflicting choices and visions for the world economy. Yergin will also share key risks and opportunities and describe his vision of a path to a better, safer world.

"Daniel Yergin is one of today's most sought-after thinkers on energy policy and its potential impact on the future, and he is a major influencer on the energy industry as a whole," said Robert Catell, chairman of the board of AERTC. "We are very excited to hear what he has to say during Advanced Energy 2012, and we are sure that conference attendees will thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to learn from such an accomplished energy expert."

Advanced Energy 2012 will be held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City from Tuesday, October 30 - Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Yergin will deliver the keynote address during the luncheon session on October 31.

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About The Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (

Headquartered at Stony Brook University, the Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center is a true partnership of academic institutions, research institutions, energy providers and industrial corporations. The AERTC works to develop advanced cutting-edge technologies to explore new ways for the production of clean energy, enhancing production from renewable sources, and finding efficient methods for distribution and storage of energy with minimal impact on local ecosystems. Its mission is innovative energy research, education and technology deployment with a focus on efficiency, conservation, renewable energy and nanotechnology applications for new and novel sources of energy and to strengthen partnerships among the business, government and academic sectors, to help move toward a sustainable energy future that strengthens the economy, the environment and policy at all levels of government.