Sonja van Renssen

Freelance Journalist, Brussels

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Sonja van Renssen is a freelance energy, climate and environment journalist and moderator based in Brussels. She writes for Nature Climate Change, Platts, Foresight Climate & Energy, ENDS Europe, Natural Gas World, NNA Europe, Icarus Complex and others. She was the Brussels correspondent for Energy Post from 2013 to 2018 and the environment correspondent for online broadcaster viEUws.eu from 2010 to 2016. Ms van Renssen regularly moderates high-level debates and conferences on energy, climate and environment. Before going freelance in 2010, she was the lead climate correspondent for environmental news service ENDS Europe for four years. She won a BBC-sponsored “Young Broadcaster of the Year Award” in 2005. Ms van Renssen has an MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London and a BA in Biological Sciences from the University of Oxford.