Amy Morsch Bailey

Senior Solutions Fellow, Director of Sustainability and Engagement, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Amy Morsch is a Senior Solutions Fellow and the Director of Sustainability and Engagement at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES). Ms. Morsch identifies emerging approaches and solutions to climate and energy challenges and develops opportunities to increase information sharing between cities, states, and companies. She also manages the activities of the Make an Impact initiative, an employee-focused energy efficiency partnership between C2ES and corporate and community partners.

Ms. Morsch joined C2ES from the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, where her research focused on collecting and disseminating local climate and sustainability policies in the Southeast. She worked with local government staff throughout the region and provided guidance for state-level climate vulnerability assessment projects. She also served as Secretary on the Board of Directors of Clean Energy Durham.

Ms. Morsch was a high school biology and chemistry teacher and later earned her master’s degree in environmental management from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. As a graduate student, she worked for the City of Atlanta’s Division of Sustainability and with the Sustainability Office for the city and county of Durham, North Carolina. Ms. Morsch holds a bachelor’s degree in zoology from Miami University.

Posts by Amy Morsch Bailey

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Mayors, Businesses Pick Up the Ball on Climate
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Alliance for a Sustainable Future Sustainability Questionnaire: Preliminary Results

The Alliance for a Sustainable Future is a collaborative effort between The U.S. Conference of Mayors and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions. The Alliance is made up of Mayors and businesses who are interested in working together to …

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Microgrids: What Every City Should Know

Cities are at the forefront of the national conversation about climate change. Increasingly, elected officials and city residents are finding ways to deploy more clean energy and reduce their carbon footprints. They are also looking for ways to reduce the …

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Cities flex their muscles to improve existing commercial buildings
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Local Climate Action: Cities Tackle Emissions of Commercial Buildings

As a significant source of emissions, cities have an important role to play in addressing the carbon footprint of activities occurring within their boundaries. Among many actions targeting different sectors, cities are actively pursuing improvements in the energy performance of …

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Two ways to help cities finance climate action
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Cities need connection for climate action
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Charlotte leads the way toward sustainable cities
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Cities are driving climate solutions
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Smarter homes: comfortable, convenient and climate-friendly
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6 rules for happy climate partnerships
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3 reasons to light the holiday season with LEDs
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How we engaged employees, strengthened community ties, and made the world a little greener