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Daniel Klinge

Daniel Klinge

About Daniel

Daniel is a founding member of EuropeanPublicAffairs.EU.


Born in a town of not even 400 people in central Germany, I quickly developed a curiosity for everything that happened “out there”. After finishing my bilingual Abitur, I spent 4 months in the Big Apple doing social work with children from the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. After having come back to Germany to start a Bachelor in Political Science, it did not take long until my “Fernweh” made me leave for an Erasmus semester in the beautiful and calm town of Jyväskylä in central Finland. After several internships in Berlin, and a Bachelor thesis on EU-Turkey relations in Mannheim, I decided to specialize in Public Affairs and graduated from Maastricht University with my Masters in the subject.


Working for the well-known consultancy Ketchum Pleon in Berlin, I am contributing to this blog in the field of European and Member states’ energy policies.


I am ready to engage in hot debates on energy issues – if you are ready as well, contact me at *protected email*


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Articles by Daniel:

World Energy Outlook 2014 – Key Findings

17 November 2014

Last week, the International Energy Agency (IEA) released its annual World Energy Outlook 2014. The Outlook is globally recognised as a reliable analysis of energy and environmental development and receives attention from policy makers, businesses and the public. This year‘s conclusion is short but precise: “The global energy system is in danger of falling short […]

Between extra hours and after hours – what it means to be a young PR pro

5 November 2014

As a young communication professional, I find it fascinating how my fellow colleagues across Europe perceive their jobs and careers. For all of you like-minded folks, I have collected my favourite findings of the 2014 European Communication Monitor:

European Energy Infrastructure: A Grid Lesson from Germany

7 February 2014

Last year, Germany extended its key power supply lines by only 32 kilometres. Yet, in 2009, the government committed itself by law to accelerating its grid expansion. Reasons for this stagnancy are diverse: low public acceptance, project modifications and inefficient cooperation between public authorities. What must the EU and its member states learn from this?

Not in my backyard!

3 June 2013

Public opposition is a major obstacle for the construction of a European energy infrastructure A recently published EC report shows overwhelming support for renewable energy sources (RES) in all 27 member states of the EU. RESs are, “the most mentioned priority for energy options in the next 30 years”, while both conventional and unconventional fossil fuels […]