Lynne Chester

Lynne Chester

Lynne Chester’s research focuses on the environment, energy affordability, electricity generation capacity, electricity and carbon derivatives, and the regulation of energy markets.

Lynne has previously taught at the University of New South Wales and been a Senior Research Fellow at The John Curtin Institute of Public Policy, Curtin University.

She was an independent member of the Federal Government’s 2011-12 Energy White Paper Reference Group, and is currently a member of the Advisory Boards for the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority and the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics, and Chair of AGL’s Customer Council.


  1. Chester, L.; An Inevitable or Avertable Energy crisis? in Argyrous, G. And Stilwell, F. (eds), Readings in political economy: Economics as a Social Science, 3rd edition, Prahran: Tilde University Press, 2011, 299-306
  2. Chester, L.; The Participation of Vulnerable Australians in Contemporary Markets for Australian Goods and Services, Journal of Australian Political Economy, 2011, 68, 169-93
  3. Guest editor: Chester, L.; Energy Security in the 21st Century, International Journal of Global Energy Issues Special issue, 33(1/2) 2010
  4. Chester, L.; Conceptualising Energy Security and Making Explicit Its Polysemic Nature, Energy Policy, 2010, 38(2): 887-95
  5. Chester, L.; The Parlous Investment Environment for Australian Electricity Generation and Transmission, IAEE Energy Forum, Second quarter, 2008, pp. 29-35