Chris Dunstan

Chris Dunstan

Chief Research Officer

Chris has been active in Australian clean energy policy, programs and research since 1990. Chris was instrumental in developing the NSW Greenhouse Gas Abatement Scheme (the world’s first carbon trading scheme), Australia’s first Demand Management Code of Practice for Electricity Networks and the NSW Government’s Climate Change Fund. Between 2006 and 2020, Chris was Research Director at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at UTS. His research focused on decentralised energy, demand management and energy productivity. At UTS, he led many projects, including the Intelligent Grid Research Program, the Australian Decentralised Energy Roadmap, the Electric Driveway research project and Network Opportunity Maps. Chris’ PhD thesis was entitled: In the Balance: Electricity, Sustainability and Least Cost Competition.