Junior Research Group

The junior research group of Dr. Lars Holstenkamp conducts social-ecological research on the governance of the energy transition. The focus is on questions of financing and governance, the mapping of social factors in energy system models, small decentral actors (energy communities, community energy, energy cooperatives, municipal utility companies, municipalities) and the concept of polycentricity.

The SteuerBoard Energie research project is led together with Dr. Swantje Gährs from the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW). Another research partner is the ECOLOG Institute for Social-Ecological Research and Education.



  • Dr. Lars Holstenkamp

Research Assistants

  • Najamul Memon