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This week’s Wonkcast consists of testimony that Todd Moss, CGD senior fellow and COO, recently offered to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power about energy access in the 21st Century.

In what was perhaps another sign that the challenge of energy poverty is finding a voice in Congress, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing recently on electricity access in the 21st Century.

While three of the five witnesses spoke about US domestic energy access, Todd and Paul O’Brien of Oxfam, offered an international perspective, framing energy poverty as a serious and pressing development challenge. Read the testimony, Erin Collinson’s account of the hearing (with Todd’s son making faces as he addresses the Congress!), or for those on the go, listen to the audio above or watch the video below.

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