Killian Wentrup was a Fellow with Ecologic Institute and an energy and carbon market economist. A native English speaker, he is also fluent in German and has a working knowledge of Spanish.
The main focus of his work was on the design and assessment of policy instruments for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the stationary energy sector: in particular, emissions trading schemes, renewable energy incentive schemes and energy efficiency measures.
From 2005 to 2009, Killian Wentrup worked at Origin Energy, a major Australasian energy company. His work included leading Origin's involvement in the design of the Australian Government's Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, developing global carbon policy scenarios to inform corporate strategy in the lead up to the Copenhagen climate change conference and the assessment of a range of renewable energy assets from the perspective of their eligibility for registration under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).
Prior to this, Killian worked as an environmental policy advisor with the Energy Supply Association of Australia (ESAA) and in the energy policy division of the Victorian State Government. During this time, his work included the development of an over-arching policy framework for addressing greenhouse gas emissions from the Victorian electricity sector as well as specific regulatory reforms to encourage investment in wind energy projects in the state.
Killian holds Bachelor's degrees in economics and international business from the University of Queensland (Australia). He has also completed courses in Energy Risk Management and CDM project development.