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Sonja Van Renssen
Sonja 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 and others. She was the Brussels correspondent for Energy Post from 2013-18 and the environment correspondent for online broadcaster viEUws.eu from 2010-16. Sonja regularly moderates high-level debates and conferences on energy, climate and environment. Before going freelance in 2010, Sonja 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. Sonja has an MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London and a BA in Biological Sciences from the University of Oxford. She grew up in the Netherlands, Japan and Taiwan, and speaks fluent English and Dutch, with a good command of German and French.