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KUT News reporter receives fellowship to study renewables in Europe and lessons for Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — March 25, 2014 — KUT'sStateImpact Texas energy and environment reporter Terrence Henry has received a fellowship to study the policies that led to the successful deployment of renewable energies like offshore wind and large-scale solar in Europe, and the lessons they could hold for Texas.

Henry is one of three reporters to receive a Transatlantic Energy and Climate Network 2014 Energy and Climate Media Fellowship, a grant funded by the European Union and managed by the Heinrich Böll Foundation. He will spend a week reporting  from Europe this summer then return to Austin to tell the Texas side of the story.

Henry reports on energy and the environment for KUT's StateImpact Texas. His radio, print and television work has appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, NPR, The Texas Tribune, The History Channel and other outlets. He has previously worked at The Washington Post and The Atlantic. He earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Brigham Young University.

"The goal of the fellowship 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," the Foundation writes.

About KUT News
KUT News, Austin’s NPR station, uses the highest editorial standards to shed light on Austin's civic challenges and opportunities and connects citizens to information they need to experience Austin, Texas. A founding member of NPR, KUT 90.5 established a news department in 2002. Since then, KUT News has won more than 100 state, national and international awards for journalistic excellence. The station relies on the community for more than 90 percent of its operating budget.

About StateImpact Texas
StateImpact Texas is a collaboration of local public radio stations KUT Austin and KUHF Houston. Reporters Mose BucheleTerrence Henry and Dave Fehling travel the state to report on how energy and environmental issues affect you. Read their reports and listen to them on NPR member stations.

About the Transatlantic Energy and Climate Network
The Transatlantic Energy and Climate Network is a project of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Washington, D.C., committed to strengthening dialogue between Americans and Europeans to advance a sustainable clean energy economy on both sides of the Atlantic. It encourages the exchange of best practices in public policymaking in areas such as the production and deployment of renewable energy, promoting green jobs and economic growth, and preparing for the impacts of climate change.