About The Hub
The Energy for Growth Hub is a global solutions connector — matching policymakers with evidence-based pathways to a high-energy future for everyone.
- No person’s potential is wasted because the power where they live and work is too costly or too unreliable.
- All countries achieve the high-energy future they need to become prosperous, competitive, and climate resilient.
- Evidence and data drive energy decisions over ideology.
- Promote energy goals, policies, and metrics aligned with countries’ own development ambitions.
- Advance data-driven solutions by translating research into practical ideas and insights for policymakers.
The Energy for Growth Hub’s unparalleled research network comprises leading universities — including Stanford, MIT, Columbia, UC-Berkeley, Rice, Colorado School of Mines, and Chicago — and think tanks in Abuja, Accra, Bangkok, Cape Town, Jakarta, Nairobi, New Delhi, and Washington, DC. Learn more about the Hub’s network.
The Hub’s research network is focused on critical issues for building a high-energy future — including grid technology, utility-scale renewables, gas-to-power, energy finance, and utilizing big data for smart least-cost energy planning. Learn more about the Hub’s work.
Todd Moss is Executive Director of the Energy for Growth Hub, visiting fellow at the Center for Global Development, nonresident scholar at Rice University’s Baker Institute, nonresident fellow at the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines, former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, former World Bank, former Georgetown, former London School of Economics. BA Tufts University, PhD/MSc SOAS.
Rose Mutiso is Research Director for the Energy for Growth Hub, co-founder and CEO of the Mawazo Institute, former Senior Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy, former Energy and Innovation Policy Fellow in the U.S. Senate. BA/BE Dartmouth College, PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
Katie Auth is Policy Director of the Energy for Growth Hub, and former Senior Development Finance Advisor at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Acting Deputy Coordinator of the US Government’s Power Africa initiative, and Senior Analyst for Climate and Energy at Worldwatch Institute. BA Bowdoin College, MSc in Natural Resource Management from the University of Akureyri.
Board of Directors
- Sheila Herrling (Chair), Senior Fellow at the Beeck Center, former SVP, Case Foundation and former VP, Millennium Challenge Corporation
- Francis Fukuyama*, Stanford
- Katie Hill, Boston Consulting Group
- Donald Kaberuka*, former President, African Development Bank
- Ben Leo, Fraym
- Damilola Ogunbiyi*, Sustainable Energy for All
- Linda Oramasionwu, Kupanda Capital
- Rachel Pritzker, Pritzker Innovation Fund
- Vijaya Ramachandran, Breakthrough Institute
- Tisha Schuller, Adamantine Energy
- Arvind Subramanian*, Brown University
Learn more about the Hub’s leadership, staff and board
The Hub is grateful for the generous support of current funders:
Pritzker Innovation Fund
Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Blue Haven Initiative
Schusterman Family Philanthropies
Open Society Initiative for West Africa
And past funders:
Harmon Family Foundation
The Energy for Growth Hub’s funders and partners make it possible for us to advance our mission of ending global energy poverty. In keeping with the highest standards of intellectual honesty and rigorous quality, all work by the Hub and our experts is conducted strictly independent of funding.
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- Page#EnergyPovertyKillsEnergy poverty adversely impacts the lives of billions every day — which means it’s tough to get your head around it.Learn More
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- PageCoffee BriefingsThe Energy for Growth Hub's Coffee Break Briefings help you get smart on the most pressing issues affecting global energy poverty, showcased by our Hub network in 30 minute sessions.Learn More
- PageEndorsements"Africa’s energy future... is the most important topic for us to be discussing on the continent... As we look at Africa’s demographics, Africa’s growth, what is happening around the globe— what happens in Africa on the energy side will impact all of it." -US Ambassador to UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield, speaking at a Hub event at Georgetown University “What would equity look like in the global energy transition or what is the case for equity? In answering this question, I have drawn from the excellent work of the Energy for Growth Hub.” -Vice President of Nigeria, Prof.Learn More
- PageFAQsWhat exactly is “energy for growth”? All economies require energy. While some approaches to tackle energy poverty emphasize home lighting and phone charging, energy’s primary contribution to development -- at least since the industrial revolution -- is when it drives industry, commerce, and economic expansion.Learn More
- PageFundingThe Hub is grateful for the generous support of: Current funders Rockefeller Foundation Pritzker Innovation Fund Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Blue Haven Initiative Schusterman Family Philanthropies ClearPath Rodel Foundation Open Society Initiative for West Africa Past funders Engie General Electric Chevron Harmon Family Foundation The Energy for Growth Hub's funders and partners make it possible for us to advance our mission of ending global energy poverty.Learn More
- PageIn the Media"Investors have trillions to fight climate change. Developing nations get little of it," NPR, November 9, 2022 "South Africa's transition from coal could be a model for other countries," NPR, November 4, 2022 "What we can expect from COP27," BBC, November 2, 2022 "Five hard truths for African leaders at COP27," The Continent, October 1, 2022 "American air conditioners are energy hogs," Cipher, September 7, 2022 "Covid and the Ukraine war are squeezing Africa's power companies to death," Quartz Africa, August 23, 2022 "Europe to Africa: Gas for Me but Not for Thee," Foreign Policy, July 14, 2022 "How Power Contract Transparency Can Help Fight Poverty And Climate Change," Forbes, June 1, 2022 "Enabling economic growth through energy," Issues in Science and Technology, May 2022 "How to bring EVs to Africa," Quartz Africa, May 26, 2022 "How the West lost Africa," Foreign Policy, May 25, 2022 "The problem of global energy inequity, explained by American refrigerators," Vox, May 21, 2022 "DFC faces China forced-labor challenges with solar investments," Devex, May 17, 2022 "Putting equality and development at the heart of a clean energy transition," Edie, May 13, 2022 "Air-Conditioning Should Be a Human Right in the Climate Crisis," Scientific American, May 10, 2022 "1 big thing: How Russia's war spills into African energy," Axios Generate, April 29, 2022 "How Russia's Invasion of Ukraine Will Impact Africa's Energy Transition," Council on Foreign Relations, April 22, 2022 "Kenya Power should rethink strategy on electric vehicles," The Standard, February 14, 2022 "West accused of ‘climate hypocrisy’ as emissions dwarf those of poor countries," The Guardian, January 28, 2022 "Africa's EV revolution will roll in on two wheels, not four," Quartz Africa, January 21, 2022 "The energy debate over 'green colonialism' in Africa," Axios Future, December 8, 2021 "Why the Climate Panic About Africa is Wrong," Foreign Policy, December 6, 2021 "Phasing out coal plants worldwide won’t be easy.Learn More
- PageLeadershipOur Leadership Executive Director Todd Moss is Executive Director of the Energy for Growth Hub, visiting fellow at the Center for Global Development, nonresident scholar at Rice University’s Baker Institute, nonresident fellow at the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines, former U.S.Learn More
- PageMission & VisionOur Vision No person’s potential is wasted because the power where they live and work is too costly or too unreliable. All countries achieve the high-energy future they need to become prosperous, competitive, and climate resilient. Evidence and data drive energy decisions over ideology. Our Mission Promote energy goals, policies, and metrics aligned with countries’ own development ambitions. Advance data-driven solutions by translating research into practical ideas and insights for policymakers. Read the Hub’s FAQsLearn More
- PagePodcastsA global transition: from China to Sub-Saharan Africa with Inside the Energy Transition podcast, April 2022 Is the energy transition only truly happening in the West? Politicians like to point fingers at those who ‘aren’t doing their bit’.Learn More
- PageVideosThe Modern Energy Minimum proposal calls for a higher, more inclusive level of electricity consumption as a better access metric to raise global energy ambitions (1:40). Research Director Rose Mutiso outlines how African countries need more energy, not less, to fight climate change and deserve the majority of the world's carbon budget to exercise their right to opportunity (6:42) at the 2020 TED Countdown Conference. Rose Mutiso gives a TED talk (13:00) on the importance of providing equal energy access to African countries for both the economy and environment. Executive Director Todd Moss joins The Atlantic for their “Ideas Out Loud” segment (8:33) to discuss expanding power access in Africa. Rose Mutiso joined John Defterios on CNN's Global Energy Challenge to discuss Africa's energy future amid the COVID-19 pandemic (2:00).Learn More