About the blog

ICENERVESHATTER is a Melbourne-based blogger with an interest in energy, climate change and politics.

I have been working in the environmental movement for a number of years, with a focus on energy and climate change solutions research. Most recently, I have worked as an energy researcher with the wonderful Climate Council, as well as doing report-writing and policy research for Greenpeace, Australian Conservation Foundation, The Greens and the AYCC.

I am passionate about the energy sector and it is my hope that this blog will be a resource for others who want to learn more about the sector but are perhaps intimidated by its complexity. Getting a handle on electricity jargon is almost like learning a second language.

As such, this blog is not primarily intended for the experts (although hopefully you may learn a thing or two!). Rather I write posts assuming that the reader is intelligent but otherwise not very familiar with the topic. I avoid energy jargon as much as possible.

Posts can generally be divided into two categories: a high level overview of a particular topic (eg. the Queensland coal industry) or a deep dive into a very narrow topic (eg. constraints on solar farms in western Victoria).

All posts are strictly limited to 750 words – that means you can read them in 5-10 minutes and prevents me spending hours writing them. This may mean that I do not always go into as much depth as you would like. As such, I always include links to further reading at the bottom of my blog posts.

Feedback is always welcome. If there is a topic you would like me to look at or you think I am wrong about something (it happens), add a comment to the end of the post. Enjoy!