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Josh Brooks

Lovins-Babbs OCS Associate
  • Office of the Chief Scientist

As associate in the Office of the Chief Scientist, Josh supports RMI Cofounder and Chief Scientist, Amory Lovins. Josh is currently engaged in a number of RMI efforts and works internally to promote OCS collaboration with RMI’s broader programs. Josh joined RMI in January 2019.

BACKGROUND

Prior to RMI, Josh served as Project Developer for NTE Energy where he spearheaded both the company’s renewable development and renewable energy programs for the company’s many municipal and utility customers. During graduate school at Appalachian State University, Josh worked with the energy solutions team at Blue Ridge Energy where they developed the first community solar program for the North Carolina high country.

Josh’s interests range broadly from power and electric transmission to the humanities. He has experience in solar PV design and development from residential to utility scale, and wind and hydro builds, and an extensive background in residential building design and construction. Prior to his efforts in the energy sector, Josh was a history educator. He still spends much of his free time writing about his favorite topics: politics, energy policy, and American history. Josh remains active in the southeast power sector, working with communities to increase, or initiate, their solar development.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, Social Studies Education, Appalachian State University

LOCATION

Basalt, CO

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