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.
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|
- Strategic Flexibility (April 2017)
- German Greens in Coalition Governments (PDF) (April 2017)
- Energiewende gets lots of attention, but for wrong reasons (February 2017, Interview with pv magazine)
- The Green Party in Germany’s state governments (December 2016)
- Citizen energy, the antidote to populism (November 2016, Interview with hyperionsearch)
- Energiewende goes USA (November 2016)
- Germany’s Clean Energy Revolution Focuses On Empowering Individuals (October 2016, with Craig Morris in Huffington Post)
- The Energiewende – A Success Story at a Crossroads (PDF) (October 2016)
- Germany overhauls its flagship energy policy
- Sticks and Carrots: Germany’s Approach to Renewable Heating (June 2015)
- The German Coal Conundrum (PDF) (June 2014)
- The Grist (Blog)
- The German Green Party: From a Broad Social Movement to a People’s Party. Article in Environmental Sustainability in Transatlantic Perspective (September 2013)
- Climate Progress – Fighting Climate Change And Phasing Out Nuclear Power Are Two Sides Of The Same Coin (April 2012)
- How Germany Became Europe’s Green Leader: A Look at Four Decades of Sustainable Policymaking (October 2011)
- The Hill – Germany’s goodbye to nuclear power (July 2011)
- Harvesting Clean Energy on Ontario Farms (June 2011)
- Voice of America – Discussion on the End of Nuclear Power (June 2011)
- Kojo Nnamdi Show (NPR) – Interview on Shuttering Nuclear Power (June 2011)
- Why is the United States so obsessed with nuclear power? (May 2011)
- No Nukes, No Problem? Germany’s Race for a Renewable Future (May 2011, with Wilson Rickerson)
- Interview with Earthbeat Radio: „German Energy Policy after Fukushima“ (April 2011)
- Biogas in Germany – Presentation at EESI-Briefing (June 2010)
- A Changing Climate: The U.S. is Facing a New Era in Climate Policy after the Election of Barack Obama (November 2008)