Why you should listen
High Energy Planet will change the way you think about solving global energy poverty and ensuring climate justice.

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.


Rose Mutiso is the Hub Research Director and formerly Senior Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Senate (bio). Katie Auth is the Hub Policy Director and previously served as Deputy Coordinator of Power Africa at USAID (bio).


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Latest Episodes

Episode #5 Ken Caldeira: Let’s Align Self-Interest with Global Climate Interest

June 7 | 28 mins

One of the world’s most visionary climate scientists tells Katie & Rose why he thinks nuclear energy is key to quelling climate change and delivering prosperity to the developing world, why he’s gone all-positive on Twitter, why considering solar geoengineering won’t stop us from addressing climate change, and what he learned from pumping crocodile stomachs as a grad student.

Episode #4 Mimi Alemayehou: Climate Justice Means Africa Needs More Energy Investment

May 24 | 26 mins

The former OPIC, African Development Bank and Black Rhino Group official tells Katie & Rose why she’s frustrated with energy and climate finance double standards for Africa, how she would advise President Biden on climate & Africa, & why it’s unethical to argue Africa must stay poor to reduce climate change impacts. Plus: Katie tells Rose why she’s Amped Up about Richard Branson’s Global Cooling Prize.

Episode #3 Rachel Pritzker: Poverty is Not My Favorite Climate Change Solution

May 7 | 26 mins

The globally recognized climate & energy philanthropist on loving cities, funding overlooked technologies & why optimism is the best approach to tackling climate change.


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