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Jay Gordon

Research Analyst

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Jay Gordon is a Research Analyst at IEEFA focusing on the Australian electricity sector. He brings experience in modelling Australia’s energy system transition, including investigating the role of the electricity sector in helping the broader economy transition towards a net-zero future.

Prior to joining IEEFA, Jay worked at Climateworks Centre, where he led the organisation’s energy system modelling capabilities. Here Jay drove the development of Australian decarbonisation scenarios, and supported their application in a broad range of contexts. This included collaborating with the CSIRO on several landmark whole-of-economy modelling projects for the Australian electricity sector, including for the Australian Energy Market Operator.

Jay holds a Bachelor of Environments (Environmental Engineering Systems) and Master of Geography from the University of Melbourne, with first class honours and dean’s honours. His master’s research was supported through the AINSE honours scholarship program, and investigated past climate events in Southern Australasia using new and existing climate records from calcite cave formations.

Jay also holds a Diploma in Music and enjoys film photography, road trips and hiking.

Languages: English (fluent), Chinese – Mandarin (beginner)

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