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Panel Discussion: Energy Democracy – Germany’s Energiewende

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26.10.2016 | 18:00
- 20:00
The German House 871 United Nations Plaza (1st Avenue & 49th Street)


Susanne Rehse
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The German Consulate General,

 The German American Chamber of Commerce


The German Center for Research and Innovation

cordially invite you to a


Panel Discussion

on the topic of

Energy Democracy – Germany’s Energiewende




Energy Analyst

Arne Jungjohann



Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

6.00 – 8.00 pm


The German House

871 United Nations Plaza

(1st Avenue & 49th Street)


RSVP by October 19 by clicking here. Registration is required to attend. 

Seating is limited.    


About the event:

Driven by a long-term policy that dates back decades, Germany is spearheading a transition to a renewable energy-based economy. Yet the Energiewende (energy transition) is not as exceptional as most take it for; other countries are actually transitioning faster to renewables. Nevertheless, the Energiewende is remarkable in a way that is often overlooked: Germany is perhaps the only country in the world where the switch to renewables is a switch to energy democracy.

Energy analyst Arne Jungjohann will discuss the origins of the Energiewende movement in Germany from the Power Rebels of Schönau to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s shutdown of eight nuclear power plants following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident. He will reveal insights how the Germans got their government to pass laws that actually hurt the big utilities. Jungjohann will offer evidence that the transition to renewables is a one-time opportunity to strengthen communities, democratize the energy sector and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy– in Germany and around the world.

The keynote remarks of Mr. Jungjohann will be commented by two American energy experts.                                                    


Arne Jungjohann is an energy analyst with an extensive background on the German Energiewende and its policies, its politics, and its communication. Previously, he worked for the Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg, the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Washington DC, and the German Bundestag (German Parliament). As editor of EnergyTransition.de, he launched the most influential English Twitter account on the German Energiewende (@EnergiewendeGER), which he ran until June 2016.  He studied political science at Philipps University Marburg and at the Free University of Berlin. Together with Craig Morris he authored Energy Democracy – Germany’s Energiewende to Renewables.