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Josh Brooks

Senior Associate
  • Emerging Solutions

Josh serves as senior associate for Emerging Solutions and aide to Amory Lovins, chairman emeritus of RMI. Prior to RMI, Josh served as Project Developer for NTE Energy where he spearheaded the company’s renewable development and renewable energy programs for 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, 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.

Josh Brooks was a contributing author of the Seven Challenges for Energy Transformation, a report that examines meeting the urgency of the climate challenge in the next 10 years.


Bachelor of Science, Social Studies Education, Appalachian State University


Basalt, CO