Energy & Climate Media Fellows 2015

The Heinrich Böll Foundation is very pleased to present the recipients of The Transatlantic Energy and Climate Network's 2015 Energy and Climate Media Fellowships.

The goal of these fellowships is to create opportunities for American journalists to research and report stories from Europe about European approaches to energy and climate policy that would inform policy debates in the United States.

Congratulations to this year’s fellowship recipients!


Sandy Hausman is the Charlottesville Bureau Chief for Virginia Public Radio, covering environmental issues of interest to listeners in her state, Maryland, North Carolina and Washington, D.C.  She's a frequent contributor to National Public Radio and has won national awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Radio Television Digital News Association and the Society of Environmental Journalists. Before moving to Virginia, she worked for NBC, CBS and ABC in Chicago.

During her fellowship Sandy will investigate whether the European experience with offshore wind and wave power can offer guidance to Mid-Atlantic states like Virginia for overcoming the economic and technical challenges that prevent the development of these technologies off the East Coast.

Stephanie Joyce reports on energy and natural resources for Wyoming Public Radio and Inside Energy. Before joining WPR, she was the news director at KUCB, a public radio station in Alaska's Aleutian Islands, where she covered Arctic drilling and the Bering Sea fisheries. Stephanie is a former Metcalf Institute Science Reporting fellow and a 2014 Middlebury Environmental Journalism fellow.

Stephanie will report from Denmark for a series on grid reliability. She will visit the EcoGrid EU project on the island of Bornholm to learn about the integration of renewable energy into the power supply and demand-side technologies that allow citizens to tailor their energy consumption. She will explore whether aspects of the Danish government’s smart grid strategy might be applicable to the U.S. grid.

Erica Peterson is the Environment Reporter for WFPL, Louisville's public radio station. For the past four years in Kentucky, and previously in West Virginia, she has focused on the federal, state and local energy policy decisions that affect residents, as well as the environmental consequences. Erica has a bachelor's degree from Carleton College, and a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

Erica will use her fellowship to report about Germany’s energy mix and how a country that is both a traditional producer of coal and a global leader in renewable energy can be a relevant case study to Kentuckians contemplating the state’s energy future.

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