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Energy communication: theory and praxis towards a sustainable energy future

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Cozen, Brian (main author), Endres, Danielle (author), Rai Peterson, Tarla (author), Horton, Cristi (author), Barnett, Joshua Trey (author)
Format:
Online journal article
Publication Date:
2017-01-01
URL:
https://doi.org/10.1080/17524032.2017.1398176
Published:
Taylor & Francis
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
energy, environmental communication, environmental policy, government policies, scientific communication, activism, renewable energy, climate change, environmental issues, democracy, energy sources
Notes:
7 pages., via online journal., This essay comments and expands upon an emerging area of research, energy communication, that shares with environmental communication the fraught commitment to simultaneously study communication as an ordinary yet potentially transformative practice, and a strategic endeavour to catalyse change. We begin by defining and situating energy communication within ongoing work on the discursive dimensions of energy extraction, production, distribution, and consumption. We then offer three generative directions for future research related to energy transitions as communicative processes: analysing campaigns’ strategic efforts, critically theorizing energy’s transnational power dynamics, and theorizing the energy democracy movement.