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Power for All

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Across the world, renewable energy is creating a distributed, digitized revolution in the way communities produce and consume power. Join Power for All as we talk to the people working on the front lines of bringing electricity to nearly 1 billion mostly rural poor by 2030, the UN deadline for achie… read more

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The Utilities 2.0 Twaake project: Interview with Aaron Leopold

July 22nd, 2021


Today Kristina Skierka speaks with Aaron Leopold, the CEO of EnerGrow. EnerGrow is a tech start-up growing sustainable, productive, rural electricity …

Bulk procurement improves quality, reduces cost, and increases the uptake of off-grid appliances

July 21st, 2021


In this episode of the Power for All podcast, William Brent speaks with Rajneesh Rana of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). In support of this year's UN food system summit, the conversation with EESL is part of …

How can insurance unlock smallholder farmers’ access to renewable energy?

July 14th, 2021


In this episode of the Power for All podcast, William Brent speaks with Kaushik Ramakrishnan, an expert working to transform and scale smallholder …

Leading the Utility of the Future in Uganda: Interview with Florence Nsubuga

July 9th, 2021


In this episode of the Power for All podcast, Kristina Skierka, Founder and CEO of Power for All speaks with Florence Nsubuga, Chief Operating Officer of Umeme Ltd., Uganda’s largest distribution utility. Florence is …

The Future of Distributed Renewable Energy in India: Interview with Dhruba Purkayastha

June 29th, 2021


In this episode of the Power for All podcast, Divya Kottadiel speaks with Dhurba Purkayastha, who leads the team at CPI in developing innovative …

Game-changing solutions to spur ‘agripreneurship’ with renewable energy: Interview with Karan Sehgal

June 23rd, 2021


In this episode of the Power for All podcast, William Brent speaks with Karan Sehgal, leading expert on Energy and Food Systems at the International …

Energizing the School Feeding Program: Interview with Raffaella Bellanca of the World Food Program

June 7th, 2021


In this interview, William Brent speaks to Raffaella Bellanca, leader in access to energy at the World Food Program (WFP), discussing a critical link …

Affordability of PV based electricity generation on rural electrification

May 31st, 2021


In this episode, William Brent speaks with Magda Moner and Sandor Szabo, leading researchers in rural development and renewable energy at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and co authors of the research …

On the Road to Ending Energy Poverty: Interview With Kristina Skierka

May 20th, 2021


In this episode of the Power for All podcast, Anand Prabhu Pathanjali speaks with Kristina Skierka, founder and CEO of Power for All about the campaign’s six-year journey on the road to ending energy poverty.

Solar as a Crop: Interview With Shilp Verma

May 13th, 2021


In this episode of the Power for All podcast, William Brent speaks with Shilp Verma, a Researcher at the International Water Management Institute …

Increasing Energy Access Ambition for Global Development: Interview With Todd Moss

May 7th, 2021


In this episode, William Brent speaks with Todd Moss, Founder and Executive Director of the Energy for Growth Hub and an expert on energy, finance, …

The opportunity at the nexus of food and energy: Interview with Seth Silverman and Morgan DeFoort

April 20th, 2021


In this episode of the Power for All podcast, William Brent speaks with Seth Silverman and Morgan DeFoort of Factor[e] Ventures, a builder of companies working at the intersection of food and energy. This podcast is a …

Roadmap for Impact: Interview with Andrew Herscowitz

April 16th, 2021


In this episode of the Power for All podcast, William Brent speaks with Andrew Herscowitz, Chief Development Officer at the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), who has been deeply engaged on …

A Holistic Approach to Powering Rural Healthcare: Interview with Jeff Stottlemyer

March 30th, 2021


In this episode of the Power for All podcast, William Brent speaks with Jeff Stottlemyer of CLASP’s Clean Energy Access program. COVID-19 has highlighted a silent humanitarian crisis that has persisted for far too long …

Women at the frontlines of energy access: Interview with Jescinta Izevbigie

March 22nd, 2021


In this episode, Divya Kottadiel speaks with Jesctina Izevbigie, Gender Manager at the Clean Cooking Alliance about the progress made and the challenges faced in promoting greater gender equality in the renewable energy …

Youth and Clean Energy Jobs: Interview with Tracy Dolan

February 16th, 2021


In this episode, Power for All’s William Brent speaks to Tracy Dolan, knowledge lead at EEP Africa, about clean energy innovation and employment, the …

India’s electrification story: Interview with Shalu Agrawal

February 11th, 2021


In this episode, Power for All’s Divya Kottadiel speaks to Shalu Agrawal, programme lead at the Council on Energy, Environment, and Water (CEEW) on the Indian Residential Energy Survey 2020, the largest pan-India survey …

Energy Access Sector Trends for 2021: Interview with Benjamin Attia

January 25th, 2021


In this episode, Power for All’s William Brent speaks with Benjamin Attia, senior research analyst at Wood Mackenzie about his take on energy access sector trends for 2021. Here are some of the takeaways from what he …

Energy Access Sector Trends for 2021: Interview with Takehiro Kawahara

January 25th, 2021


In this episode, Power for All’s William Brent speaks with Takehiro Kawahara of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, discussing developments in the energy …

Energizing Finance: Interview with Damilola Ogunbiyi

January 22nd, 2021


In this episode, we speak with Damilola Ogunbiyi, CEO of SEforALL and the United Nations Secretary General Special Representative for SDG7, about …

The Optimistic Activist: Why 2021 Will be the Year that Solar Wins - Interview with Adam Browning

December 29th, 2020


With storytelling that stretches across his time living in Guinea-Bissau with the Peace Corps to founding one of the most influential advocacy organizations in the U.S., this podcast featuring Adam Browning of Vote …

Integrating energy systems and business models to impact 20 million lives - Gillian-Alexandre Huart

December 21st, 2020


In this episode, Gillian-Alexandre Huart, the first CEO of ENGIE Energy Access, a new energy unit launched by ENGIE, speaks about creating an …

Advancing the Accurate Tracking of Energy Poverty - Interview With Shonali Pachauri

November 26th, 2020


In this podcast, Shonali Pachauri, Acting Program Director of the Transitions to New Technologies at IIASA in Austria discusses a new framework to …

Renewable energy and the digital divide - Interview With Hubert Gijzen

November 18th, 2020


The pandemic has exacerbated severe inequalities in developing countries in terms of access to education. We spoke with UNESCO Regional Director for Southern Africa, Prof. Hubert Gijzen about why advances in off-grid …

Policy & data for SDG7-SDG2

October 15th, 2020


The correlation between energy poverty and food security is self-evident. But less clear are the steps needed to strengthen this critical nexus. We spoke with Power for All's chief of research Dr. Rebekah Shirley to …

Off-grid customers struggling: Interview with 60 Decibels Director Kat Harrison

September 17th, 2020


85% of off-grid solar customers say their financial situation has worsened since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and one-fifth reported paying …

Interview with Aaron Leopold, AMDA

August 12th, 2020


Africa’s first mini-grids report provides the most comprehensive data on distributed energy minigrids and the sector’s performance to date.

Africa …

Scaling Low Carbon Innovation - Interview with Harriet Lamb

June 25th, 2020


The winners of the 2020 Ashden Awards will be celebrated virtually on 2 July. Harriet Lamb, Ashden CEO, talks to Power for All about the macro-trends …

Campaign Alumni Reunion

May 21st, 2020


4 of our original "dream team" -- Christine Eibs Singer, Chiedza Mazaiwana, Aaron Leopold and Charlie Miller -- identify top sector priorities for …

Interview With Habiba Ali

March 6th, 2020


In an interview with Power for All, Habiba Ali, the dynamic founder and CEO of Nigeria’s SOSAI Renewable Energies, and vice president of the Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN), talked about the opportunities …

Interview With Sheila Oparaocha

February 24th, 2020


Kenya recently took the bold step of including gender equality in its national energy policy. Sheila Oparaocha, the head of Energia, says it's time …

SDG7 & NDCs: Stefan Mager and Philipp Blechinger

December 10th, 2019


GIZ, Reiner Lemoine Institute (RLI) and the greenwerk recently published the first study to quantify the impact decentralized renewable energy …

C&I solar in Africa: Norman Moyo

November 15th, 2019


How can commercial and industrial energy users overcome supply-related issues, reliability concerns, and high energy cost? Distributed Power Africa's …

World Food Day: Roberto Ridolfi

October 14th, 2019


In conversation with Power for All, Dr. Roberto Ridolfi, special advisor on strategy and finance for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), …

South - South Cooperation: Upendra Tripathy

October 14th, 2019


How can South-South cooperation be scaled up in support of the implementation of SDG7? The Director General of the International Solar Alliance …

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