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The Energy Impact Podcast features world-renowned experts across international energy policy and project finance along with regular news updates leading journalists specializing in energy innovation.

Energy Impact Bret Kugelmass, Energy Impact Center

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The Energy Impact Podcast features world-renowned experts across international energy policy and project finance along with regular news updates leading journalists specializing in energy innovation.

    Benjamin Mugisha - African Trade Insurance Agency

    Benjamin Mugisha - African Trade Insurance Agency

    1. Benjamin's early career with the East African Development Bank and his experience working at a DFA
    2. The founding of the ATI and their work supporting energy development projects in Sub-Saharan Africa 
    3. How ATI approaches projects and assesses insurance opportunities to help projects get financed
    4. Opportunities for public-private partnerships in energy projects 

    • 50 min
    Francisco Javier López Díaz - Chilean Undersecretary of Energy

    Francisco Javier López Díaz - Chilean Undersecretary of Energy

    1. A recap of the 12th Clean Energy Ministerial and 6th Mission Innovation Conference
    2. Chile’s pathway towards phasing out coal and becoming carbon neutral by 2050 
    3. How Chile’s unique geographic landscape lends itself to specific clean energy projects
    4. Chile’s focus on becoming a producer of low cost, clean hydrogen

    • 43 min
    Rachel Kyte - Tufts University

    Rachel Kyte - Tufts University

    1. Rachel Kyte explains the role of the International Finance Corporation in connecting public and private sector funding
    2. How to capture and implement environmental and social impact best practices
    3. The formation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and why energy is crucial to the success of each goal
    4. SEforAll’s part in expanding access to healthcare, education, and clean cooking fuels

    • 57 min
    Sanusi Ohiare - Rural Electrification Fund

    Sanusi Ohiare - Rural Electrification Fund

    1. Looking back at Sanusi Ohiare’s early dreams of impacting his home country through energy economics 
    2. The origin of Nigeria’s Rural Electrification Agency and the role it played in revolutionizing the power sector
    3. Regional and topographical challenges of expanding access to electricity in a Sub Saharan country 
    4. How to serve the urban under electrified areas of Nigeria in addition to rural development

    • 37 min
    Aaron Ratner - Cross River Infrastructure Partners

    Aaron Ratner - Cross River Infrastructure Partners

    1. A look back at Aaron Ratner’s early global entrepreneurship endeavors 
    2. Aaron’s transition to the impact investment space & the world of sustainable development
    3. How Cross River brings together technology companies, developing teams, and capital partners
    4. Ways to effectively support new commercialization of technologies, such as anaerobic digestion

    • 58 min
    Jigar Shah - Department of Energy

    Jigar Shah - Department of Energy

    1. How growing up in a small Illinois town and early exposure to energy inspired Jigar Shah to pursue innovation in the energy industry 
    2. Why Generate Capital aimed to help develop new energy technology by providing real, non-recourse investments
    3. A breakdown of the application process for the DOE Loans Program Office & the engineering resources it connects you with 
    4. Ten ways the Loans Program Office can help your community finance a reduction in emissions

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

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35 Ratings

35 Ratings

mary280 ,

Awesome podcast!

Great discussions with energy experts from around the world! Looking forward to hearing more!!

ggawankar1 ,

Really enjoyed Beks’ episode

Very cool hearing from Beks Dagogo-Jack about the Nigerian energy transition.

stephc;p ,

Great podcast!!

Really enjoyed listening and looking forward to more!!!!

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