Jackson Morris joined the Pace Energy and Climate Center in November 2009 as Senior Policy Advisor. Based in Albany, he represents the Center in advancing clean energy policies in the state capital, through direct engagement with state agencies, the Executive Chamber, the New York State legislature, and the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), as well as working with other energy, environmental, health and consumer organizations. Mr. Morris works to further the Center’s mission by advocating for policies that will reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions, increase investments in energy efficiency, and aid in New York’s transition to a clean energy economy.
Mr. Morris holds a B.A. in Sociology and certificates in Primatology and Markets & Management from Duke University, as well as an M.S. in Environmental Policy from Bard Center for Environmental Policy. He has taught environmental science at bilingual schools in the Caribbean and studied sustainable development in Central America. In his former position as Air & Energy Program Director at Environmental Advocates of New York, he worked on complex air quality and energy issues with several broad coalitions to effectively implement the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Portfolio Standards, as well as a wide array of clean energy and efficiency projects in Albany.