Communicating About Energy

Over the past decade, public concern and general understanding of climate change has grown, especially as more and more Australians witness or are personally affected by extreme weather events, including heatwaves, supercharged storms, cyclones, heavy rainfall, flooding and drought, along with more severe bushfire seasons.

The existence of strong climate and energy policy in Australia has never been more important, and with Australia’s electricity sector the nation’s biggest polluter, continuing the transition to clean energy remains the biggest opportunity to tackle climate change in our own backyard.

The energy sector is typically riddled with obscure industry jargon, from ‘baseload’, ‘dispatchable power’ and ‘load shedding’, to the intricate supply and demand operations of the National Electricity Market (NEM).

The Climate Council has developed an Energy Communications Guide to assist those communicating on climate change and energy to do so accurately and effectively.