Mr Clerens studied law at the University of Saarbrücken and the University of Mainz. Since 1996, he has worked as a consultant for a private company specialising in European Affairs in Brussels. In his capacity as Brussels Representative of different European associations, he has been involved in the climate and energy field since 2003.
He has managed the EASE office in Brussels as Secretary General since its foundation in September 2011. EASE believes that energy storage is an indispensable instrument to improve the stability and flexibility of the energy system with respect to European energy and climate policy. EASE aims to support the transition towards a sustainable energy system in Europe.
The importance of energy storage for the European industry is well demonstrated: EASE has grown from the initial 13 founding members in September 2011 to the current 39.