Marc Sydnor


B.S. Northeast Louisiana University, Department of Geology

M.A. University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Ph.D.University of Vermont, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, (select coursework completed before transferring to Korbel) Ph.D.

Ph.D.University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies


Marc worked with IFs on the UNEP GEO 4 project. His other work with IFs included working with renewable energy simulations and forward linkages from these energy sources to the economic model. Academically, Marc is interested in IFs because it offers a platform to practically explore potential applications of heterodox economic theory through SAM applications within IFs. Additionally, Marc has over 20 years of experience as an energy consultant related to coal, electrical, oil and gas working at the federal, state and local levels. He is a professional geologist who has conducted hydrologic assessments of groundwater resources, including groundwater modeling in both the US and Australia. Marc has also has offered his expertise to the UNEP GEO4, specifically in Chapters 6 and 9. He is also the founder and managing member of Wind Revolutions, LLC, a wind energy development company. Contact Marc with questions about the economic, environmental and energy models located within IFs.