Clayton R. Mitchell, Ph.D., Esq.

Clayton R. Mitchell, Ph.D., Esq.


Practical Experience

I have worked with local governments in New Hampshire in the land use planning and energy fields for the last 20 years. I have served as a land use planner and attorney throughout the state and my work includes the development of innovative zoning approaches to energy efficient design, community re-development of brownfields, and a wide range of innovative zoning techniques to protect open space and natural resources.  Most recently, I was a founding partner of a NH-based company called Revolution Energy LLC, who developed the first 3rd party-financed (through a power purchase agreement) solar array in NH, the first similarly financed combined heat and power (CHP) project and the only 3rd party financed solar hot air project in the country.  I have directly participated at the local and state level in developing projects (13 projects with over 4 mw of capacity installed in solar PV, thermal and CHP) and policies that contribute to economic sustainability and secure energy resources for clients in the public and private sectors. 

As a volunteer I have served my community, Newmarket, as Moderator, as the Policy Director at the NH Sustainable Energy Association as well as past president of the Board.  I sit on the Energy and Environment Advisory Team for NH Gov. Hassan and am the past Chair of the Northeast Combined Heat and Power Initiative Board of Directors.


  • 2008 Ph.D. Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, UNH
  • 1996 J. D., Vermont Law School
  • 1996 MS Environmental Law, Vermont Law School
  • 1991 B.A. Classics and Archaeology, University of Arizona

Teaching Responsibilities

  • CEP 415 Community Development Perspectives
  • NR 507 Introduction to Energy Systems and Sustainable Energy
  • NR 602 Natural Resources and Environmental Policy
  • NR 787 Advanced Topics in Sustainable Energy
  • NR 784/884 Sustainable Living
  • NR 735/835 Conservation Principles and Practices
James Hall, Room 168
Durham, NH 03824