Roy Morrison

Director, Office for Sustainability, Southern New Hampshire University

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. On campus, he pursues a variety of sustainability initiatives, including biomass gasification to use materials such as straw, sawdust, and corn as input for a gasifier to fuel cogeneration systems; real-time price control for the smart grid based on ISO-NE 5-minute price signals using a satellite pager network and the Internet to send price signals to a programmable control device; and innovative geothermal systems using return water flows to generate electricity to minimize net pumping energy.

Morrison is an energy consultant with almost 30 years of diverse experience. He has extensive experience in energy efficiency work, performing energy audits and technical assistance analysis for business, institutional, and government clients. He was the author of the first law in the nation for municipal aggregation for retail electric competition. He 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). As a poet, he has authored The Loggers of Warner (1994) and many other poems.

He has long experience as a grassroots safe energy and nuclear disarmament activist. He was a member of the Clamshell Alliance from 1976 to 1990 opposing the Seabrook nuclear plant. He served as media staff person for the Clamshell Alliance and as New Hampshire codirector of the Nuclear Freeze and Freeze Voter. In 2008, he is involved in efforts to launch a campaign calling for prompt and massive reduction in the human production of greenhouse gases.

Focus: Business, Energy, Environment, Finance, United States, Americas

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Last Updated: Apr 27, 2016

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