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.
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).
How to Listen
Episode #14 Ashvin Dayal: We Need to Redefine Energy & Development Progress
May 10 | 31min
Dayal, Senior Vice President of Power & Climate and The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet at The Rockefeller Foundation, discusses how he got into working on energy, why he believes in raising the definition of energy access, and the power of philanthropy.
Episode #13 Moussa Blimpo: Energy is Not the Answer to Everything
April 21 | 35 mins
Blimpo, Senior Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Munk’s School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, discusses his experiences turning policy into real-world impact, his evolving views on dominant development narratives, and what climate justice means to him.
Episode #12 Uzodinma Iweala: Climate Justice Demands New African Narratives
April 6 | 39 mins
Iweala, CEO of The Africa Center, discusses the experiences and identities that led him to narrative work, how narratives are formed and how we can shape them in the development and climate justice realm, and what his definition of climate justice means for Africa.
Episode #11 Jay Taneja: Using Machine Learning to Inform Energy Access Solutions
March 23 | 29 mins
Taneja, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, discusses his work on creatively accessing data in data-poor environments, the challenges in electrification via grid connections, and his work as an engineer and professor in the development sector.