Chris Busch

Chris Busch is Energy Innovation’s Research Director and leads the firm’s California climate policy and urban sustainability programs. Chris is currently developing a California-version of EI’s Energy Policy Simulator. Chris contributed to the 12 Green Guidelines for China Development Bank Capital, which served as an input to the recently released Emerald Cities guidebook, a deepening of EI’s efforts to provide specific design guidance for sustainable urbanization in China. Prior to Energy Innovation, Chris was Policy Director for the BlueGreen Alliance, where he testified before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Power and Energy Subcommittee, and was appointed to California’s Economic and Technology Advancement Advisory Committee.  Chris served as a Climate Economist for the Union of Concerned Scientists and as a Senior Research Associate at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  Chris holds a PhD in environmental economics from the University of California, Berkeley.