James Ellsmoor is the Communications Director of EnergyX. At any given time he can be found on Twitter, commenting on the latest issues in environment and sustainability. He also writes for Forbes and was on the 30 Under 30 list for Energy in 2017. Subsequently, he was also listed on Renewable Energy Magazine’s Solar 40 under 40.
James co-founded the nonprofit Solar Head of State, an international organization working with governments in the Caribbean and Pacific islands to raise awareness of renewable energy through high-profile solar installations on iconic government buildings. He has worked with the governments of various island nations to facilitate the move towards renewable energy, most notably coordinating the installation of solar panels on the Office of the Prime Minister of Jamaica in 2018.
James is passionate about environmental advocacy and international climate change policy, and is particularly interested in promoting renewable energy infrastructure systems in rural communities. He has been interviewed by numerous news outlets including BBC News while attending the UNFCCC international climate change climate negotiations as a member of the support team for the Republic of Seychelles.
James has a Masters in Island Studies from the University of the Highlands and Islands and a BA in Economics and Geography form the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Fun Fact: James is a digital nomad, hopping between the world’s most beautiful islands while working from his laptop.