RMI has argued for some time that the energy transition is possible today and requires no new technologies. In 2014, Reinventing Fire mapped a path to greater than 80 percent reductions in carbon emissions, at a cost $5 trillion cheaper than business as usual, while requiring “no new inventions.”…
Josh is a Principal with RMI’s Sustainable Energy for Economic Development program, helping to coordinate the team’s effort working with governments and the private sector in countries across Africa. Prior to this, he spent three years as part of the China program, starting from the initial work in that country on Reinventing Fire: China. Building from an engineering background, he has worked across a variety of sectors and industries, including automotive, freight, heavy industry, and electric and natural gas utilities, providing strategy and implementation at the company, city, state, and national level.
Prior to working at RMI, Josh completed his Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University. His concentration was on energy conversion and the related environmental issues, with coursework focusing on thermodynamics, combustion, renewable energy, systems modeling, aerosols, and climatology. Also part of this degree, Josh worked as a graduate research assistant at CSU’s Engines and Energy Conversion Lab on the advanced clean cookstoves project. The cookstoves team works to design biomass (mainly wood) burning cookstoves with improved efficiency and lowered emissions for use in the developing world. His thesis is concerned with a practical technique for modeling these stoves, for use as a design tool.
Josh received his bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Mexico. Also in Albuquerque, he worked for Flintco Inc., a large commercial construction general contractor as a project engineer and in the estimating department.
Master of Science Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University, 2010
Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering, University of New Mexico, 2008