Arne Jungjohann

Arne Jungjohann is a political scientist, Twitterbrainer, and energy expert with a focus on the Energiewende, its politics, and communications.

Activists in U.S. and Germany

How does climate activism differ in the U.S. and Germany?

Americans are focused on diversifying the movement and fighting fossil fuels. Germans are getting into the specifics of phasing out coal and nuclear.

Which countries fail the most at climate leadership?

Sweden, the U.K., and Germany: The European trio leads the world in fighting climate change. That’s the finding of the most recent Climate Change Performance Index [PDF], which was released yesterday at COP 17 in Durban. But Swedes, Brits, and …

Germany’s nuclear phaseout was the right thing to do

Photo: Dan ZelazoEver since Germany shut down eight of its nuclear power plants in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, nuclear proponents have raged against the decision. Their claim: This cannot possibly be good for the German economy, its energy …

Germany's phaseout reveals the true costs of nuclear power

Bad news for nuclear advocates: Nuclear power turns out even more expensive than we thought.

The small-town energy revolution

Until recently, the idea of powering a local economy with 100 percent renewable energy seemed unrealistic. That has changed: There's a small-town energy revolution underway.

Germany sets renewables record

Renewable energy accounted for over 20 percent of power production in the first half of 2011, with solar power driving the most recent growth.

Germany says auf wiedersehen to nuclear power

Some see Germany's nuclear phase-out as an overreaction to Fukushima, but really it's a smart move toward a low-carbon economy.

Is pro-nuke enthusiasm in the U.S. waning?

This is the fourth and final post in a series on the United States and nuclear power. Read parts one, two, and three. Fukushima gave many Americans a sense of déjà vu: In 1979, a threatened explosion at Three Mile …

States fight back against nuclear power, even as the feds remain in its thrall

This is part three in a series on the United States and nuclear power. Read parts one, two, and four. Although Democrats and Republicans in Congress feed at the nuclear industry’s trough in equal measure, Republicans in particular have been trying …