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Daniel Yergin: China to stand atop new global energy order

Author predicts peak oil in 2030s with Russia and Middle East the 'big losers'

Daniel Yergin's new book "The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations" came out in September. "China is poised to be the winner" of the ongoing global energy transition, he tells Nikkei Asia.

DUBAI -- The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating the ongoing global energy transition. Many people are working from home and companies and governments are decarbonizing their economies. What country, therefore, stands to best negotiate this massive shift to a new era?

Renowned expert Daniel Yergin has a clear answer. "China is poised to be the winner," he tells Nikkei Asia in a video interview.

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