About us: CLEW – Team

Sven Egenter heads the team as Editor in Chief and Executive Director. He covered the German, Swiss and British economies during his 12 years at Reuters, writing extensively about the financial crisis. He ran the team covering the British economy as Chief Economics Correspondent, UK in London and managed Reuters' editorial operation in Switzerland as Acting Bureau Chief in 2010. Before his career as a journalist, he worked for the EXPO2000 World Exhibition in Hannover. He taught journalism at Kingston University and holds a MS in Journalism from Boston University and a degree in economics from the University of Münster.
Languages: German, English, Spanish
+49 30 700 1435-211


Kerstine Appunn is a staff Correspondent for the Clean Energy Wire. She joined after working at the Schleswig-Holsteinischer Zeitungsverlag newspaper groups, where she covered general politics as well as energy and climate policy. She has an MSc in Global Environmental Change from King's College London and a law degree from the University of Kiel. She has also worked as a consultant for the International Institute for Environment and Development in London.
Languages: German, English, Danish
+49 171 1197179


Sören Amelang is a staff Correspondent for the Clean Energy Wire. During his 15 years at the news agency Reuters, he wrote about international business, economics and politics. He was lead writer for Reuters’ German coverage of the financial crisis and the ensuing debt crisis in Europe. He holds a BA in Development Studies from Liverpool University and an MA in International Relations from the University of Sussex.
Languages: German, English, Spanish, French
+49 30 700 1435-215


Julian Wettengel is a staff Correspondent for the Clean Energy Wire. Before joining the team, he served as a parliamentary assistant to the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the European Parliament. In this role, he was responsible for the preparation of speeches, articles and briefings for the chairman. Prior to his time in Brussels, he supported a professor at the George Washington University as a research assistant. Julian has also worked for a number of TV productions as camera assistant, sound operator and researcher. He holds a Master's degree in political science from the University of Kiel.
Languages: German, English, French
+49 30 700 1435-216


WehrmannBenjamin Wehrmann is staff Correspondent for the Clean Energy Wire. Prior to joining CLEW’s editorial staff, he worked for the AFP news agency in Berlin, Paris and Frankfurt, reporting mainly on domestic politics and economics. He also used to work for the n-tv news channel’s web presence as well as for dpa news agency in France. Benjamin holds a joint degree in European politics from University of Bath, Sciences Po Paris and FU Berlin and a degree in economics and social sciences from FU Bolzano.
Languages: German, English, French, Italian
+49 30 700 1435-219


Carel Mohn develops the workshops as Director, Media Programmes for the Clean Energy Wire. Previously, he worked as Communications Director, Germany at the European Climate Foundation. He was Head of Communications at the DIW economic think tank, spokesman for the consumer advocacy association vzbv and built up the first media team in the founding years of Transparency International. He holds a degree from the German School of Journalism in Munich and a degree in political science from the Free University of Berlin.
Languages: German, English, French
+49 30 700 1435-213


Hedwig Gradmann supports the team as Assistant and is in charge of general enquiries and office management at the Clean Energy Wire. Prior to joining the team, she worked the project “Stromspar-Check” supporting energy efficiency in poorer households, and the Renewable Energies Agency, where she helped launching the agency. She holds a MA in geography und political science of the University of Freiburg.
Languages: German, English
+49 30 700 1435-212


Eva Freundorfer is Programme Officer at the Clean Energy Wire. She assists with the organisation of media programmes and other events. Previously, she worked on campaign communication and fundraising for Greenpeace in Switzerland and Germany, and before that as a staff member of both the Goethe Institut in Lomé, Togo and the non-profit arts organisation Werkstatt der Kulturen in Berlin. She holds a Master of Arts in History from the Humboldt University of Berlin.
Languages: German, English, French
+49 30 700 1435-217


Martha Otwinowski is Journalism Network Manager at the Clean Energy Wire. She develops network strategies for international climate and energy reporters. Prior to joining CLEW, she was Poland and Germany Correspondent for the freedom of expression organisation Index on Censorship. Previously, she lived in London and worked in research as well as project management across various sectors. She was also a Public Policy Analyst for an international start-up. Martha holds a dual Masters degree in International Politics with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe from University College London and the University of Helsinki.
Languages: English, German, Polish
+49 30 700 1435-221


Felix Bieler is a Student Research Assistant for the Clean Energy Wire, and supports both our editorial and back office staff. Prior to joining the team, he studied and conducted research at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in Israel, with an emphasis on transboundary water issues. Felix holds a BSc in business administration with a minor in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Munich and is currently enrolled at Freie Universität Berlin.
Languages: German, English
+49 30 700 1435-222


Nele Mohr welcomes the visitors to the joint offices of the Clean Energy Wire CLEW and its sister projects Agora Energiewende and Agora Verkehrswende. She is a trained hotel receptionist and has worked as an administration clerk and as receptionists at a hotel in Hamburg.
Languages: German, English
+49 30 700 1435-000


Benjamin Kees is in charge of IT at the Clean Energy Wire, and also supports Agora Energiewende. Previously, he worked for the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. He studied computer science and psychology at the Humboldt University of Berlin and the University of Havana, looking at human-computer interaction with a focus on the social impact of automated surveillance technology. He is an active member of the nonprofit association FIfF (computer scientists for peace and social responsibility).
Languages: German, English, Spanish