Benedikt Günter was a Fellow at Ecologic Institute from 2011 until 2014, where he worked on energy and climate policy. His focus was on the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). In this context he evaluated proposals for a reform of the EU ETS and for a future market surveillance scheme. In addition, he also analyzed the auctioning of emission certificates and studies tools to assess the effectiveness of the EU ETS. Another area of his work was the development of the European energy taxation regulations. Benedikt Günter works in English and German.
Benedikt Günter coordinated a project, which supports the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Buildings and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) concerning the future development of the international and European Emissions Trading Scheme.
Prior to his work at Ecologic Institute, Benedikt worked for an energy consulting company. His main focus at the consultancy was the German gas market, from monitoring the competition in the different parts of the German gas market to analyzing gas storage facilities. Furthermore, his work investigated the decentralization of the heat supply via small combined heat and power plants (CHPs) and local heat distribution networks. Finally, he also worked on emissions trading scheme topics.
Benedikt completed his Master of Arts in public and private environmental management at the Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), with a focus on climate and energy policy. He graduated earlier with a Bachelor of Science in Geoecology at the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany). During his studies, he spent over a year combined conducting research in Iceland, New Zealand and Canada.