360 Review and National Syndicated Writer Mark Mills Earns 2016 Energy Writer of the Year

360 Review and National Syndicated Writer Mark Mills Earns 2016 Energy Writer of the Year

BISMARCK, ND — The American Energy Society (AES) announced today the selection of Mark Mills, a contributing writer for the University of Mary’s 360 Review and a nationally syndicated columnist, as the “Energy Writer of the Year.” This is regarded as the premier literary award for the energy sector. In their announcement, AES noted first taking notice of Mills in 2015 with his essay, “Shale 2.0,” a compelling discussion about the cause and context of the shale oil and gas revolution. In 2016, Mills wrote a series of thought-provoking articles, including his favorite—and that of the AES— titled, “Drone ‘Coincidenzas:’ Marilyn, Reagan & North Dakota,” which was featured in 360 Review magazine.

“I’m flattered to be recognized for writing by real experts in this field,” stated Mills, who beat out New York Times energy and environment reporter, Coral Davenport, for this award. “It’s long been my goal and hope to try and articulate complex issues for non-experts. It was an easy decision to say yes when asked to write for 360 Review. Where else can one find a confluence of people willing to launch a new high-quality magazine for long-form essays in the digital age, and people not only involved in but propelling a 21st century energy revolution, and located in America’s great heartland? A wonderful trifecta.”

According to Eric Vettel, president of American Energy Society, “The breadth of talent that supports energy is remarkable. But what sets Mills apart is his ability to make difficult topics in energy more accessible, and his extraordinary skill in capturing scale, his deep awareness of technological innovation, and his unique ability to step back and provide critical context.“

Mills is one of several prominent and acclaimed national writers contributing to the University of Mary’s popular 360 Review magazine. Editor-in-chief Patrick J. McCloskey says he was thrilled when Mills agreed to write for 360 Review.

“I have long admired his reports, articles and books,” said McCloskey. “Mark’s work is a rare combination of top-notch writing skills, by which he is able to clearly explain complex material without dumbing down, and his gift of providing uniquely important analysis and insight. Mills certainly deserves the Energy Writer of the Year award, and his articles are crucial to the enormous acclaim 360 Review magazine has received.”

Mills has been a prolific writer for many years. In 2005, Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy was number one on Amazon’s science and math rankings. His work has been recognized by some of the most prestigious news outlets in the country: “must read” – New York Times; “required reading” – Wall Street Journal; “powerful, eloquent” – Publisher’s Weekly. Mills has also been a frequent guest on CNN, Fox, NBC, PBS, and even The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

About Mark Mills

Mark P. Mills is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, 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. Mills is trained as an experimental physicist and development engineer, and holds a degree in physics from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada.

About the American Energy Society

The American Energy Society (AES) is a non-partisan and independent network of professionals from every sector of energy. Members of the Society include thought-leaders in science and engineering, industry and small business, academia and national laboratories, public and private funding, and policy and administration. Through a variety of services and programs, the AES connects experts and notifies members of policy changes and innovations, groundbreaking discoveries, upcoming conferences, new publications and awards, fellowships, and job openings – all tailored to fit individual profiles and preferences. To learn more about AES visit www.energysociety.org.