US Policy and Tradeoffs in Promoting International Access to Energy

March 05, 2014

On February 27th, senior fellow and Chief Operating Officer Todd Moss testified before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energy and Power regarding the US role in promoting international access to energy. 

From the testimony: 

"As a development policy scholar and former State Department official, I will focus my testimony on the international dimensions of energy access and what the United States can do to expand it. I am testifying in a personal capacity, but my organization, the Center for Global Development, is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit, research organization dedicated to reducing poverty and promoting economic opportunity around the world.

I have three points to make: (1) energy gaps are huge and harmful; (2) the United States can and should be a leader in expanding energy access abroad; and (3) to succeed, we have to make clear and consistent policy choices, and be honest about how those choices affect the world’s poor."

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