Jonas Meckling is Associate Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy at UC Berkeley where he leads the Energy and Environment Policy Lab. He studies clean energy transitions and the political forces that drive them. He is particularly interested in the global politics of energy innovation, including in industries such as solar and electric vehicles. Jonas is the author of two books, the latest of which is Carbon Coalitions: Business, Climate Politics, and the Rise of Emissions Trading (MIT Press). Jonas is a Faculty Affiliate at the Energy and Resources Group at Berkeley and a Fellow at the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy at Johns Hopkins. Previously, Jonas served as Senior Advisor to the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, was a Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, and worked at the European Commission. He holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics.
Research Expertise and Interest
climate policy, energy policy, business and environment, political economy