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
- Mimi Alemayehou, Managing Director at Black Rhino Group, former EVP of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
- Francis Fukuyama*, Stanford
- Donald Kaberuka*, former President, African Development Bank
- Ben Leo, Fraym
- Linda Oramasionwu, Kupanda Capital
- Rachel Pritzker, Pritzker Innovation Fund
- Tisha Schuller, Adamantine Energy
- Arvind Subramanian*, Brown University
- Staci Warden, Milken Institute
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
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.
For the Media
For media inquiries, please contact Jake Kincer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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“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 Rodel Foundation 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"Poor countries push for lenience in banning fossil-fuel financing," Axios, September 14, 2021 "U.S. Push for a Global Clean Energy Transition Can Start in Africa," Council on Foreign Relations, May 28, 2021 "Report: How Biden can 'go big' on Power Africa," Devex, March 25, 2021 "Sub-Saharan Africa needs fair access to global carbon budget," World Economic Forum, March 22, 2021 "Biden’s crusade against fossil fuels won’t work in Africa," Quartz, March 11, 2021 "Cabling Africa: the great data race to serve the ‘last billion'," Financial Times, January 31, 2021 "1 Big Thing: Rethinking power in developing nations," Axios Generate, January 26, 2021 "Q&A- African renewable sector needs focus on infrastructure, “bankable investments,” Reuters Global Market Forum, December 10, 2020 "Over 3.5 billion lack reasonably reliable access to electricity," Axios Future, August 22, 2020 "Why Hasn't Africa Gone Digital?" Scientific American, August 11, 2020 "12 reasons why gas should be part of Africa's clean energy future," World Economic Forum, July 23, 2020 "A post-COVID agenda for a 'zombie-free' recovery of Africa's power markets," Sustainable Energy for All, July 21, 2020 "Trump administration seeks to use global aid for nuclear projects," The Hill, June 11, 2020 "Trump's push to use global aid for nuclear projects alarms development groups," The Hill, May 6, 2020 "The five mistakes we're making in the fight against global energy poverty," World Economic Forum, November 5, 2019 "California's Blackout is Africa's Everyday Reality,"OneZero, October 14, 2019 "Five Myths About Energy Poverty," Scientific American, October 13, 2019 "Global Energy Inequality Goes Deeper Than Bitcoin," OneZero, September 10, 2019 "Africa’s Cities Are About to Boom – and Maybe Explode," Bloomberg, July 25, 2019 "Another lens onto Bitcoin's energy use," Axios, July 17, 2019 "As global energy access improves, cost and reliability lag," Axios, July 2, 2019 "Scaling Power for Global Prosperity," Stanford Social Innovation Review, Spring 2019 "Global energy programs expand access but aim too low on goals," Axios, April 1, 2019 "Power suppliers offer off-grid solutions to Africa’s growing cities," Financial Times, March 11, 2019 "1 BIG THING: Building up Africa's Power," Axios Generate, February 26, 2019 "When Keeping the Lights on Is Not Enough," Wall Street Journal, January 28, 2019 "When it Comes to Energy, Big is Beautiful," Nonprofit Chronicles, December 9, 2018 "More affordable electricity would transform Africa," CNN Business, October 18, 2018 "Can Nigeria solve its energy crisis?" Foreign Affairs, September 25, 2018Learn 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
- PagePodcastsJake Kincer on Advanced Nuclear Markets Map with AfriNuke Podcast, August 2021 https://open.spotify.com/episode/5CM40iOt9oHQ6zdYsp1Lyf?si=MA4N2isfRayy8Winwq53tw&dl_branch=1 Jake Kincer overviews the Hub's research assessing the readiness of advanced nuclear adoption around the world with AfriNuke podcast (36:07). Todd Moss with AfriNuke Podcast, July 2021 https://open.spotify.com/episode/4SWJJJAWVvzXElycrh2FB5?si=O6_Jf3O0Qam3EIQMNR87AQ&dl_branch=1 Todd speaks with AfriNuke Podcast on topics of the Hub Modern Energy Minimum, affordable energy for all and the data center needs that accompany energy, and climate adaptation (35:25). Increasing Energy Access Ambition for Global Development with Power for All, May 2021 Host William Brent speaks with Todd Moss on the recent launch of a new framework called the Modern Energy Minimum, which calls for a huge jump in ambition for what the global development community considers basic energy access (25:39). Empowering Africa: Who Gets a Limited Climate Budget? with Energy Thinks Podcast, April 2021 Hub Board member Tisha Schuller meets with Rose Mutiso to discuss the important and the unique considerations for Africa’s energy future in the context of global decarbonization (45:05). Todd Moss with Power Hungry Podcast, February 2021 Host Robert Bryce talks to Todd Moss about the challenges of electrification in Africa, the fuels that will likely play the biggest roles in that effort, and the Modern Energy Minimum.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