Josh Arnold is a research collaborator with the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and Campus Energy Advisor with the Office of Sustainability, where he is responsible for coordinating energy conservation, renewable energy and strategic planning efforts at the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Working with campus and community stakeholders, he coordinates and implements energy efficiency and renewable energy projects that advance clean energy for people, planet and shared prosperity.
Josh has 20 years of experience in the sustainability industry, including energy efficiency program implementation with the Wisconsin Focus on Energy program, stakeholder engagement and market development with the U.S. Green Building Council, and management consulting, where he developed the 100% Renewable Madison report for the City of Madison, WI. Josh started his career in Portland, Oregon with the City of Portland Office of Sustainable Development. His education includes a J.D. in environmental law from Lewis & Clark Law School and an M.B.A. from Portland State University. He has a B.A. from Tufts University in Boston, MA and certificate in Ocean Resources Policy from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa in Honolulu, Hawai’i.
- JD, Lewis & Clark Law School, Environmental & Natural Resources Law
- MBA, Portland State University.
- BA, Tufts University
- Certificate, Ocean Resources Policy, University of Hawai’i at Manoa
Research Collaborator, WEREWOLF (Wisconsin Expansion of Renewable Electricity with Optimization under Long-term Forecasts) Scenario Planning for the Wisconsin Energy System of 2050, https://werewolf.discovery.wisc.edu/. WEREWOLF (Wisconsin Expansion of Renewable Electricity with Optimization under Long-term Forecasts) is an independent, multi-year planning tool that provides data driven cost and benefit information regarding investments and operation of the Wisconsin energy system of tomorrow. It engages state of the art computing and data science technology, coupled with strong economic principles of competition and efficiency, to provide cost estimates and scenarios for strategic investments in new energy technologies that will be flexible to the uncertainties of technologies, policies and economics in the rapidly changing energy marketplace. The software infrastructure will allow policy analysts to directly interface to the model, and in collaboration with the proposer and associates or independently, carry out scenario runs (comparative statics) to explore the design space fully. Develop policy interventions and discussions with policy makers to inform scenarios for moving Wisconsin to a clean energy future.
Industry Advisor, Energy Analysis and Policy Graduate Certificate program, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies