Arne Jungjohann (@Arne_JJ) is senior energy analyst, author and freelance consultant. Together with Craig Morris, he published Energy Democracy – Germany’s Energiewende to Renewables, a standard work on the German energy transition. As a popular speaker in Germany and abroad, he recently presented the book on lecture tours at the invitation of the German Embassy in the United States and Canada. Jungjohann regularly publishes in German and English on the Energiewende, such as in Nature, taz, Huffington Post, Deutschlandfunk, NBC, China Dialogue and the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

Jungjohann is a crossover between science and politics. In addition to climate and energy policy, he deals with issues of political parties, government and coalition research. With the multi-year project Green Government, he explores how good governance succeeds and glances behind the scenes of everyday coalition governments.

Previously, Jungjohann worked for Minister President Winfried Kretschmann in the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg, at the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Washington DC, in the Bundestag office of MP Reinhard Loske, and in his family-owned company.

Jungjohann is a member of the Green Academy of the Heinrich Böll Foundation and lecturer at the Faculty of Cultural Reflection at the University of Witten/Herdecke, where he last offered a seminar on populism and climate skeptics in Europe and the United States. He studied at the Philipps University of Marburg and the Free University of Berlin. He lives with his family in Stuttgart and likes to tweet.



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


Current Projects

In Energy Democracy: Germany’s Energiewende to Renewables (Palgrave MacMillan 2016) , Craig Morris and I argue 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. Last year we presented the findings on speaking tours in the Netherlands, the United States and Canada. This summer I will host a seminar on Energy Democracy as a guest lecturer at the University of Witten/Herdecke.

In German Greens in Coalition Governments (Heinrich-Böll-Foundation EU, 2017) I have looked at 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 (German version Grün Regieren). The English version has been released in March 2017 at the Global Greens Conference (video). My upcoming research tries to answer if the Germans Greens succeed in implementing policies for an ecological modernization. The Heinrich-Böll-Foundation will publish the new study in summer of 2018.


Publications in English

Publications in German

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