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Research Associate, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney

Nicky Ison is a Research Associate at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology, Sydney. She is an acknowledged expert and commentator in the fields of energy policy, community energy, and energy market reform.

Nicky holds a first class honours degree in Environmental Engineering and a degree in Arts (Environmental Studies) from the University of New South Wales. She is the lead author of the Repower Australia Plan: A policy blueprint to get to 100% renewables, the National Electricity
 Market Report Card and the ARENA funded National Community Energy Strategy. In 2014, Nicky was recognised on Westpac and the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence List.

In addition to her role at ISF, Nicky is a Founding Director of the Community Power Agency and a Strategist at the Climate Action Network Australia.


  • –present
    Senior Research Consultant, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney