Across Australia power bills are going up and the climate is clearly changing. So you would think that our mainstream media would be bringing us good news stories about how we can cut our power bills and reduce carbon emissions, with a fast payback on investment.
But no. The focus is doom and gloom.The reporting I see is about how reducing carbon emissions is expensive, about how programs to reduce carbon emissions push up prices.
Have you ever picked up The Australian, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Courier Mail, the Australian Financial Review or any of our major papers and seen a good news story about how much money someone has saved from energy efficiency? I haven’t.
Want a bit of cheer from your mainstream media. Sorry, you have to go to other side of the world. Such as to the NY Times.
Why aren’t we seeing a lot of article like this in Australia? Believe me, there are lots of good news stories from energy efficiency if you want to look. Check out the good news interviews on our website for some of them.