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Max Gruenig


Max Gruenig


Max Gruenig is the President of Ecologic Institute US and has been with Ecologic Institute since 2007.

His work focuses on sustainable development in the energy and transport sector, as well as urban sustainability and resilient cities. In particular, he is leading the efforts by Ecologic Institute in the Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Network (ELEEP). He is also coordinating the Post-Carbon Cities of Tomorrow (POCACITO in the US) and POCACITO in Germany and the European research project Post-Carbon Cities in Europe: A Long-Term Outlook (POCACITO).

In 2004, Max Gruenig received his degree in economics from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin, Germany). The main focus of his studies was natural resource economics and auction theory.

Max Gruenig has lived and worked in Germany, the United States, Iceland, and Japan. He is a native speaker of German and is fluent in English and French. He is a founding member of the European Institute for Sustainable Transport (EURIST), a member of the sustainability advisory board for NaturEnergiePlus and a member of the Consumer Research Network run by the German Federal Ministry for Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV).

Just published: "Low-Carbon Energy Security from a European Perspective

Lombardi, P., Gruenig, M. (Ed.) 2016: Low-Carbon Energy Security from a European Perspective, Elsevier Academic Press.