Peter Wooders is the Group Director of Energy at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). He has 20 years of experience across the energy sector, with a particular specialization in electricity generation. Peter’s skills include the ability to analyze complex problems: he has developed a range of computer models including a suite of carbon market simulations covering both the EU and Kyoto systems. Peter currently contributes to various IISD’s programmes, including Trade and Climate Change, notably Border Carbon Adjustment and the GHG impacts of possible Environmental Goods and Services agreements; Global Subsidies Initiative (fossil fuels and bio-fuels); Post-2012 Architecture of GHG Agreements; Carbon Markets and Climate Change Adaptation.
Initially trained as an engineer, Peter first worked in technology research with British Gas. He then spent 15 years as an Energy and Environment consultant, working on issues from energy efficiency in Hungary to the cost-benefit analysis of clean air policies in Egypt to the economics of nuclear waste disposition in the UK. His clients have included the World Bank, EBRD, various European Commission departments and a wide range of private sector companies.