Building Australia's Energy Literacy

11 Oct 2018

The University of Queensland is currently undertaking a project entitled Building Australia’s Energy Literacy which is funded by NERA (National Energy Resources Australia). The overall objectives of this study are to:

  1. Develop a framework of the key factors that comprise an energy literate person.
  2. Develop a range of actions that can help to build the framework.
  3. Design a method for testing, monitoring and evaluating the levels of energy literacy across the general public, based on the framework.

Having undertaken a number of interviews both in Australia and internationally we have developed a short survey to gather a wider perspective from those working across the energy industry. We would sincerely appreciate if you would take the time to respond to the survey by clicking the link below. It will also ask you a verification question to access the first page which has all of the details of the study, however I have also copied them below.

Thanks in advance for your participation. If you would please complete the survey no later than Friday 19th October, 2019.

What is involved?
You are invited to respond to an online survey which will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.  As someone working in the energy space, we are keen to understand your views on the topic of “energy literacy”.

Do I have to take part in this study?
Your participation in this research project is entirely voluntary and you may withdraw at any time without penalty.

What information will be collected about me?
The information you provide is crucial in helping with this study. Responses are entirely confidential and your personal details are not required. Information from this survey will be used for the purpose of understanding energy literacy and will not be used for any other purpose (no mailing lists etc.). The information will be stored in a secure area that is not accessible to any individuals other than the research team. In any publications arising from this study, responses will remain anonymous.

Will there be any harm to me in completing this survey?
There is no foreseeable risk from this study over and above those faced by you in everyday living. If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Chief Investigator, or The University of Queensland on the numbers below.

Can I obtain information on the results of this study?
The final outcomes of the research will be made available on request and you will be emailed a copy of the summary of results arising from this research. If you would like a copy of the results, please follow the link on the last page of this survey to leave your contact details.

Who do I contact if I have any queries or concerns
This study adheres to the Guidelines of the ethical review process of The University of Queensland and the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research. If you have any queries about the project please feel free to contact the Chief Investigator of the project, Professor Peta Ashworth on, or calling on +61 7 3346 3883. If you would like to speak to an officer of The University of Queensland not involved in the study, you may contact the UQ Ethics Coordinator on +61 7 3365 3924.

For further details please contact:
Professor Peta Ashworth
Chair in Sustainable Energy Futures
School of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Architecture and Information Technology 
The University of Queensland 4072
T: +61 7 3346 8831  M: 0409 929 981
F: +61 7 3365 9040
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