“Coal doesn’t benefit the poor”: Dan Kammen on Energy Access and Poverty

Daniel Kammen

Date: November 7, 2016 Duration: 13 minutes

Carbon Brief spoke to Daniel Kammen, one of the contributors to the report of the ODI's beyond coal report, about the findings. The original publication, Beyond Coal - Scaling up Clean Energy to Fight Global Poverty by Kammen et al. can be found here.


Daniel Kammen is professor of energy at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, co-director of the Berkeley Institute of the Environment, director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center, and serves on the Advisory Committee for Energy & Environment for the X-Prize Foundation. In February 2016 he was appointed as science envoy for the US State Department.

This video was originally posted on CarbonBrief.