CANCELLED: Programme: CLEW Energy Transition Journalism Day

22 Mar 2020
Berlin, Germany
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The Clean Energy Wire has decided to cancel the conference following the German government's decision to cancel the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue conference planned for 24/25 March "due to the increasing proliferation of COVID-19". We will contact the participants and speakers with details in the course of the coming days.

Sunday, 22 March 2020


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Event location: Hotel Novotel Berlin Mitte

 12:30 Introduction: opening remarks CLEW

Speaker: Sven Egenter, Executive Director and Editor-in-chief, Clean Energy Wire

 13:00 Journalism for the energy transition – how cross-border, cross-beat and collaborative should it be?

Intro statements with fishbowl format to follow


  • Bob Berwyn, freelance climate journalist, writes for InsideClimate News, Deutsche Welle, Pacific Standard etc.
  • Elena Comelli, business reporter for Il Corriere della Sera & Il Sole 24 Ore
  • Ides Debruyne, Managing Director,
  • Philippa Nuttall Jones, Editor-in-chief, FORESIGHT Climate & Energy

Session Moderator: Sven Egenter, Executive Director and Editor-in-chief, Clean Energy Wire

 14:15 Coffee break
 14:45 Does the EU Green Deal have the potential to become a driver for a global energy transition?

 A Green Deal for Europe – What’s in it and can it work?


  • Christian Hochfeld, Director Agora Verkehrswende
  • Ruth Reichstein, Advisor for the European Commission’s ThinkTank I.D.E.A

Covering European climate and energy policy – how to deal with the complex interplay of domestic, European and global ambitions


  • Alicia Prager, freelance journalist writing on climate, conflict, and economy for Deutsche Welle, Al Jazeera, Quartz etc.
  • Piotr Buras, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), Head of the Warsaw Office

Session Moderator: Carel Carlowitz Mohn, Programme Director, Clean Energy Wire

 16:00  The European Green Deal and what it (can) mean

 Three thematic roundtables with input from German journalists, CLEW Network members, CLEW team members and external experts.

Are media looking at the right questions that come along with these major stories? Or are journalists simply following the thematic agenda set by others?

Gas, hydrogen and synthetic fuels – a pathway for transition or bridge to nowhere?

  • Wojciech Jakobik, Energy Analyst & Editor-in-chief,
  • Quentin Genard, Acting head of E3G Brussels office

Expanding the grid, building renewables – are we ready to handle the conflicts of major infrastructure development?

  • Jakob Schlandt, Editor-in-Chief, Tagesspiegel Background Energy & Climate

How just and how polarised is the politics of the energy transition? Of cars and coal

  • Stef Cornelis, Manager Clean Trucks, Transport & Environment
  • Sören Amelang, Senior Correspondent, Clean Energy Wire
 17:30  Closing remarks
   Drinks & Nibbles

Read the announcement of the event here.

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