The “Energiewende” – Germany’s energy transition for beginners - media workshop in cooperation with Reporters Without Borders

We are inviting: Journalists in exile
17 Jun 2016
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Energy and climate policy are central themes in German society and in German politics. Many foreign observers find it relevant and interesting that a highly industrialised country like Germany is shifting its energy system from coal and nuclear to renewables. Against this backdrop, the German "Energiewende" (energy transition) is of interest to many journalists who have recently come to this country.

The one-day media workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of the following issues:

  • What are the key facts journalists need to know about the Energiewende? How relevant is it from a global perspective?
  • How is reporting on energy and climate topics different to other fields of journalism? What are its practical aspects? And how relevant is energy and climate journalism for journalists reporting in and from Germany?
  • Which role does the Energiewende play for normal citizens? How does the regular citizen become involved?
  • With on-site visits to projects and meetings with experts and citizens, participants will get an overview of key themes of the German energy transition.

If you have any questions concerning the workshop, please do not hesitate to contact us (see contact box at the right).

If you would like to participate, please sign up via our registration button and form.

Please apply by 07 June 2016 at the latest. We will inform you by 9 June 2016 whether your application has been successful.


Read more:

The CLEW Reporter’s Guide to the Energiewende gives journalists a starting point for their work, highlighting the main storylines of the energy transition, providing lists of experts and links to key readings. The guide complements the website, which has plenty more in-depth informationlinks and contacts.


The daily briefing and the weekly newsletter, as well as our Twitter feed @cleanenergywire, offer the latest Energiewende relevant news, and the regularly updated calendar lists the next big energy and climate policy events.

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