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Arne Jungjohann (@Arne_JJ) is an energy consultant and political analyst.

As co-author of Energy Democracy, a book on the history of the Energiewende, he is a well-known speaker to explain the German energy transition to international audiences. He advises foundations, think tanks, industry and civil society on climate and energy policy. Previously, he worked for Minister President Kretschmann of Baden-Württemberg, the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Washington DC, in the German Bundestag, and in the family owned business.

As its editor he helped design The German Energiewende Book (PDF) and launched the most influential English Twitter account on the German Energiewende. He is a member of the Green Academy, a network with leading thinkers from science, politics and civil society. Arne is a visiting lecturer at the University Witten/Herdecke. He is an expert on the German Green Party and  founded the local chapter of the German Greens in Washington DC. He studied political science at Philipps University Marburg and at the Free University of Berlin and lives with his family in Stuttgart.

Current Projects

Co-author of Energy Democracy: Germany’s Energiewende to Renewables (Palgrave MacMillan 2016) with Craig Morris. Based on the research for the book, Jungjohann argues that an active role for citizens in the energy transition helps revitalizing communities and strengthening democracy. Overall, citizen energy is an antidote to rising populism. Jungjohann presented the findings on speaking tours in the United States and Canada organized by the German Embassy.

German Greens in Coalition Governments (Heinrich-Böll-Foundation EU, 2017), a research project on the Green Party’s governing experience on Germany’s state level. The study offers insights how the German Greens have built up informal structures to coordinate between the state and federal level. The English version has been released in March 2017 at the Global Greens Conference (video). The original German study Grün Regieren has been published by the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation in December 2016. He also works on an update and an extension of the German version. The latter is to address the Green Party’s policies of ecological modernization.

Vita Arne Jungjohann

Since 2014 Author and freelance consultant
2013 Director of Policy and Planning Division, State Ministry Baden-Württemberg
2007-2013 Program Director for Environment and Global Dialogue, Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America, Washington DC
2001-2007 Parliamentary Assistant to Dr. Reinhard Loske, Member of Deutscher Bundestag, deputy party floor leader, Alliance 90/The Greens
2000-2001 Assistant to Management, Detlev Jungjohann Engineer Lmt. Isernhagen, Germany
1997-1999 Masters in Political Science, Free University, Berlin
1994-1997 Political Science, Economics, Philipps University, Marburg
1993 Abitur, Gymnasium Langenhagen

English publications