Roy Morrison

Office for Sustainability, Southern New Hampshire University

Bio

Roy Morrison is director of the Office for Sustainability at Southern New Hampshire University. He is working on the development of renewable energy hedges and on a new utility revenue model to encourage efficiency and distributed generation.

Morrison is an energy consultant with almost 30 years of diverse experience, which includes performing energy audits and technical assistance analysis for business, institutional, and government clients. Morrison authored the first law in the nation for municipal aggregation for retail electric competition and also founded the New Hampshire Consumers Utility Cooperative that was the first seller of competitive electricity in New Hampshire.

His books on ecological transformation and economic development include We Build the Road as We Travel: Mondragon, A Cooperative Social System (1991), Ecological Democracy (1995), Ecological Investigations (2001), Eco Civilization 2144 (2005), and Markets, Democracy and Survival (2007).

Featured Work

CREDIT: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/calwhiz/3163137625/">calwhiz</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

JUL 2, 2013 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: China's Ecological Pivot

The World Cultural Forum held this spring in Hangzhou witnessed what may be an epochal pivot by the Chinese leadership toward an ecological future.

CREDIT: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lancecheungmedia/3718169683/in/photostream/">Lance Cheung</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

JUL 19, 2010 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Commentary: A Renewable Energy and Efficiency Transformation

The Declaration of Support for an Efficient Renewable Energy Future calls for moving quickly to understand how a renewable power system can be optimized technically, ...

CREDIT: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/x180/4710670727/">Duncan Davidson</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

JUL 19, 2010 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Innovations: Declaration of Support for an Efficient Renewable Energy Future

Fossil fuel business as usual courts ecological catastrophe, resource wars, failed states, and mass migration of the desperate. Ten prominent clean energy analysts, researchers, and ...

CREDIT:<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rappensuncle/632433873">Mel Stoutsenberger</a> (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/">CC</a>).

MAY 28, 2009 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Innovations: Building a Continental Renewable Super Grid

As the planet warms and the economy cools, renewable resources are emerging as a realistic means to solve both problems in a timely fashion. A ...

CREDIT: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/steviezj/248886048/">Stephen Jones</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

DEC 18, 2008 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Innovations: The New Science of Sustainable Dynamics

The concept of sustainability is used as a policy guide today, but beyond this important sense of applied ethics sustainability must also become a science.

CREDIT: <a href="http://flickr.com/photos/ezra/1589931148/">Derek</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

AUG 14, 2008 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Innovations: Cogeneration Can Slash Carbon and Costs

At home or on the city level, cogeneration of electricity and heat is one of the most promising means of using existing technologies to increase ...

CREDIT: <a href="http://flickr.com/photos/ttstam/1860612991/">Terence T. S. <br>Tam</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

APR 22, 2008 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Innovations: Rising Sun for Electric Cars

Southern New Hampshire University is experimenting with parking lot solar to charge electric cars and feed renewable energy back into the grid.

CREDIT: <a href="http://flickr.com/photos/dragontomato/1660139542/">Andrew</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

MAR 25, 2008 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Innovations: Renewable Energy Hedges

Instead of being price takers in an unstable power market, customers can use renewable energy hedges to transform their purchases into a tool for sustainability.