High Energy Planet Podcast
In a Nutshell
A bi-weekly podcast that brings new and unconventional thinking on solutions for global energy poverty and energy access. Co-hosted by Katie Auth and Rose Mutiso, High Energy Planet features scholars, policymakers, innovators, and controversial thinkers on what’s happening in the world of energy access and how we can solve it.
Research Director, Energy for Growth Hub
Rose M. Mutiso is the Research Director for the Energy for Growth Hub and co-founder and CEO of the Mawazo Institute, which supports the next generation of female scholars and thought leaders in East Africa. Previously, Rose was a Senior Fellow in the Office of International Climate and Clean Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), where she led DOE’s engagement on technology and policy dimensions of energy access in sub-Saharan Africaand South Asia. Prior to this, she served as an Energy and Innovation Policy Fellow in the office of U.S. Senator Christopher A. Coons, where she authored several pieces of legislation that were signed into law by President Barack Obama. She earned her BA and BE in Engineering Sciences with a concentration in Materials Science from Dartmouth College, and her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
Policy Director, Energy for Growth Hub
Katie Auth is the Policy Director of the Energy for Growth Hub. Previously, she served as Senior Development Finance Advisor at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and was a member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Africa Policy Accelerator. Before that, she was Acting Deputy Coordinator of the US Government’s Power Africa initiative, working across the interagency and with the US Congress and the private sector to drive technical, financial, and diplomatic support for energy development in sub-Saharan Africa. Before joining Power Africa, Katie served as a Senior Analyst for Climate and Energy at Worldwatch Institute, where she analyzed power sector reform and investment in the Caribbean and West Africa. She holds an MSc in Natural Resource Management from the University of Akureyri and a BA from Bowdoin College.
How to Listen
List of all High Energy Planet Podcast Episodes