NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Manhattan Institute is pleased to announce that Senior Fellow Mark Mills has been named Energy Writer of the Year by the American Energy Society. The AES recognized Mills for his ability to make complex energy concepts accessible to a general audience and the critical context he provides to energy developments.

Mills' recent work includes reports on the shifting geopolitics of oil and the increasing vulnerability of electric grids. He was a leading advocate of repealing the oil export ban, which was lifted in December 2015. He is also the co-author of "The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, The Virtue of Waste and Why We Will Never Run Out Of Energy" (Basic Books, 2005), which Bill Gates called "the only book I've seen that really explains energy, its history, and what it will be like going forward."

About Mark Mills

Mark P. Mills is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, CEO of the Digital Power Group (a tech-centric capital advisory group), faculty fellow at Northwestern's McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, and an advisory board member of Notre Dame University's Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values. Read more of Mark's work here.

About the American Energy Society

The American Energy Society (AES) is a non-partisan, independent network of professionals from every energy sector. To learn more about AES, visit www.energysociety.org.

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