Energy Reporting Guide

Climate Tracker Asia is introducing the Energy Reporting Guide (ERG) for Southeast Asia, a toolkit for journalists to cover the complex and interrelated topics of energy and climate change.

Resulting from the collaboration of eight journalists from Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, the ERG features short video explainers on various topics including climate reporting basics, individual country situations on their respective renewable energy sector, and the basics of data journalism.

There are also infographics summarizing the basics of the energy beat, as well as social media and data visualization tools. There are also additional resources of energy experts and energy related terms for Southeast Asian Journalists to utilize.

Supported by Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, the ERG is available for free in English, Indonesian, and Malaysian under CC BY 4.0 license.

Energy Reporting Guide

Climate Tracker Asia is introducing the Energy Reporting Guide (ERG) for Southeast Asia, a toolkit for journalists to cover the complex and interrelated topics of energy and climate change.

Resulting from the collaboration of eight journalists from Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, the ERG features short video explainers on various topics including climate reporting basics, individual country situations on their respective renewable energy sector, and the basics of data journalism.

There are also infographics summarizing the basics of the energy beat, as well as social media and data visualization tools. There are also additional resources of energy experts and energy related terms for Southeast Asian Journalists to utilize.

Supported by Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, the ERG is available for free in English, Indonesian, and Malaysian under CC BY 4.0 license.

Data Storytelling

Made Anthony Iswara

The video explains why data is important for journalism — and how to make the most of data storytelling in your next energy reporting. It details the steps that data journalists usually go through, with several helpful advice so that you can kickstart your data journalism adventure today!

Energy landscape: Indonesia

Kharishar Kahfi

Reporting energy issues in Indonesia means getting your hand dirty because of the country’s complicated love affair with coal. Can they shift to build more healthy relationship with renewable sources and to contribute in saving the planet from climate crisis? This guide will help you understand the basic of Indonesia’s energy landscape and find underreported-yet-important energy stories from the world’s largest archipelago.

Energy landscape: Philippines

Ramon Royandoyan

In this video, Ramon attempts to deconstruct why renewable energy needs to be cheap in the Philippines. If realized, this would hasten the country’s transition to renewables.

Energy landscape: Malaysia

Tan Su Lin

In this video, Su Lin breaks down how to effectively report about energy by providing a good starting point for writers, content producers, and journalists interested in covering energy in Malaysia. Learn more about the state of the energy sector in the country, significant turning points, pressing problems, and major actors.

Just energy transition in energy reporting

Della Syahni

A “just transition” approach ensures that the affected people are considered by those making decisions. In terms of energy, how to cover it? This video will help you widen your horizon in energy reporting by paying close attention to the most vulnerable groups and focus more on root causes of any disasters.

Energy reporting in audiovisual media

Dhana Kencana

This video will provide a simple guide for journalists who’d like to cover energy issues in the form of visual storytelling, including how to make your stories more impactful by reacing a wider audience.

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Biena Magbitang
Biena Magbitang
ERG Project Supervisor

Became the youngest news manager in a media giant in Manila. Has produced documentaries on Climate Change, Sustainability and Disaster Risk Reduction recognized by international award-giving bodies. Working from the Philippines. Also speaks Filipino.

Langit Rinesti
Langit Rinesti
ERG Project Coordinator

A SciComm ally with an unbridled passion in any form of storytelling. A museum enthusiast whose works and dreams stand at the intersection of science, arts, culture, and history. Working from southern Central Java. Also speaks Indonesian, Javanese, and French.

Robbin Dagle
Robbin Dagle
ERG Writer

A researcher, educator, and freelance journalist interested in religion, human rights, and the environment from the Philippines. Faith, the blue seas, and great company keep me sane. Also speaks Filipino and Cebuano.

Alfredo Ruzol
Alfredo Ruzol
ERG Multimedia Producer

A video producer and filmmaker of stories that are mostly related to human rights, environment, social issues. Has produced a wide range of topics, which mainly focus on explainer videos and internationally recognized documentaries. Among the 8 fellows for the Climate Tracker’s “Reenergizing Climate Reporting in the Philippines” fellowship with the aim of breaking down how newsrooms can report about climate change effectively.

Shaughn Padon
Shaughn Padon
ERG Graphic Designer

Bringing art closer to science, closer to the people. I’m Shaughn, a future microbiologist, researcher, and graphic designer, with interests focusing on politics, climate action, and ecology. A student from Palawan, Philippines who enjoys free time either in productivity or sleep. Also speaks Tagalog.

Made Anthony Iswara
Made Anthony Iswara
Researcher & Ex-Data Journalist

I have researched and wrote 40+ in-depth pieces and hundreds of news articles using data journalism, including articles on climate financing, electrification and climate change. I was among the 8 fellows out of 900 applicants for the Climate Tracker journalism fellowship who reported from the crucial 2021 climate negotiations, COP26, taking place in Glasgow, Scotland. My lifelong goal is to bridge research data, communication, and public policy to influence policy-making on poverty reduction!

Ramon H. Royandoyan
Ramon H. Royandoyan
Business reporter for Philstar.com and journalism educator at University of Santo Tomas

Ramon H. Royandoyan covers the business beat for Philstar Online, a leading news provider in the Philippines. His coverage tracks how the Philippine economy and capital markets are recovering from pandemic fallout amid a turbulent political period. His beat extends to public policy, energy, agriculture, and cryptocurrency.

Ashley Yeong
Ashley Yeong
A reporter for Malay Mail Online and fellow at Climate Tracker

Ashley Yeong is a journalist drawn to stories of climate change, human rights, and the arts and culture. When not out reporting, Ashley can be found in a hammock curled up with a book, exploring the oceans, or attempting yoga. Also has an adopted pet snake named Slippy.

Della Syahni
Della Syahni
Contributor for Mongabay Indonesia

Della Syahni is a freelance journalist based in Jakarta. She enjoys covering any issues related to climate crisis including deforestation, energy transition and indigenous people while hopes it would bring better world to her daughter in the future.

Tan Su Lin
Tan Su Lin
Co-founder Science Media Centre Malaysia

Tan Su Lin is a media and communications professional with over ten years of broadcast journalism experience. She is a 2014 CNN Journalism Fellow who has won numerous awards throughout her career, specialising in environmental and science-related topics.

Su Lin co-founded Science Media Centre (SMC) Malaysia in 2020 to champion the importance of effective science communication and evidence-based reporting. SMC is Malaysia’s first information resource centre of its kind, assisting journalists in reporting complex and contentious science issues that make headlines.

A Chevening scholar with an MA in Environment, Culture and Society from Lancaster University, she aspires to increase the environmental journalism pool and bridge the science communication gap in Malaysia.

Kharishar Kahfi
Kharishar Kahfi
Deputy editor at The Jakarta Post

Kharishar Kahfi, or Kuka, reports on science and environmental issues in Indonesia for The Jakarta Post. His passion for science and journalism brings him to New York University’s Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program, from which he graduates with a Master’s degree in December 2022. When not on deadline, he spends time with comics, video games and laundry.

Dhana Kencana
Dhana Kencana
Journalist for IDN Times

I am a journalist as well as a visual storyteller (photographer and videographer) working for IDN Times, online media in Indonesia who the largest audiences are millennial and generation Z. In addition to daily editorials, my focuses are covering on environmental issues, climate change, energy, science, health and forests. I producing it in an attractive form by combining photos, videos, and data visualization, which will surely spoil readers. I have received a number of journalistic competitions and wards, both at the national and global scales.

Imelda Abano
Imelda Abano
Environmental journalist and a media trainer for over 20 years

An environmental journalist and a media trainer for over 20 years.

Yulia Fransisca Ayuningrum
Yulia Fransisca Ayuningrum
Editor, a freelance writer and translator

On a mission to help writers make their writing readable and available in some languages I mastered. I also write, sometimes for living, the other times just for fun.

Data Storytelling

Made Anthony Iswara

The video explains why data is important for journalism — and how to make the most of data storytelling in your next energy reporting. It details the steps that data journalists usually go through, with several helpful advice so that you can kickstart your data journalism adventure today!

Energy landscape: Indonesia

Kharishar Kahfi

Reporting energy issues in Indonesia means getting your hand dirty because of the country’s complicated love affair with coal. Can they shift to build more healthy relationship with renewable sources and to contribute in saving the planet from climate crisis? This guide will help you understand the basic of Indonesia’s energy landscape and find underreported-yet-important energy stories from the world’s largest archipelago.

Energy landscape: Philippines

Ramon Royandoyan

In this video, Ramon attempts to deconstruct why renewable energy needs to be cheap in the Philippines. If realized, this would hasten the country’s transition to renewables.

Energy landscape: Malaysia

Tan Su Lin

In this video, Su Lin breaks down how to effectively report about energy by providing a good starting point for writers, content producers, and journalists interested in covering energy in Malaysia. Learn more about the state of the energy sector in the country, significant turning points, pressing problems, and major actors.

Just energy transition in energy reporting

Della Syahni

A “just transition” approach ensures that the affected people are considered by those making decisions. In terms of energy, how to cover it? This video will help you widen your horizon in energy reporting by paying close attention to the most vulnerable groups and focus more on root causes of any disasters.

Energy reporting in audiovisual media

Dhana Kencana

This video will provide a simple guide for journalists who’d like to cover energy issues in the form of visual storytelling, including how to make your stories more impactful by reacing a wider audience.

No posts yet

Biena Magbitang
Biena Magbitang
ERG Project Supervisor

Became the youngest news manager in a media giant in Manila. Has produced documentaries on Climate Change, Sustainability and Disaster Risk Reduction recognized by international award-giving bodies. Working from the Philippines. Also speaks Filipino.

Langit Rinesti
Langit Rinesti
ERG Project Coordinator

A SciComm ally with an unbridled passion in any form of storytelling. A museum enthusiast whose works and dreams stand at the intersection of science, arts, culture, and history. Working from southern Central Java. Also speaks Indonesian, Javanese, and French.

Robbin Dagle
Robbin Dagle
ERG Writer

A researcher, educator, and freelance journalist interested in religion, human rights, and the environment from the Philippines. Faith, the blue seas, and great company keep me sane. Also speaks Filipino and Cebuano.

Alfredo Ruzol
Alfredo Ruzol
ERG Multimedia Producer

A video producer and filmmaker of stories that are mostly related to human rights, environment, social issues. Has produced a wide range of topics, which mainly focus on explainer videos and internationally recognized documentaries. Among the 8 fellows for the Climate Tracker’s “Reenergizing Climate Reporting in the Philippines” fellowship with the aim of breaking down how newsrooms can report about climate change effectively.

Shaughn Padon
Shaughn Padon
ERG Graphic Designer

Bringing art closer to science, closer to the people. I’m Shaughn, a future microbiologist, researcher, and graphic designer, with interests focusing on politics, climate action, and ecology. A student from Palawan, Philippines who enjoys free time either in productivity or sleep. Also speaks Tagalog.

Made Anthony Iswara
Made Anthony Iswara
Researcher & Ex-Data Journalist

I have researched and wrote 40+ in-depth pieces and hundreds of news articles using data journalism, including articles on climate financing, electrification and climate change. I was among the 8 fellows out of 900 applicants for the Climate Tracker journalism fellowship who reported from the crucial 2021 climate negotiations, COP26, taking place in Glasgow, Scotland. My lifelong goal is to bridge research data, communication, and public policy to influence policy-making on poverty reduction!

Ramon H. Royandoyan
Ramon H. Royandoyan
Business reporter for Philstar.com and journalism educator at University of Santo Tomas

Ramon H. Royandoyan covers the business beat for Philstar Online, a leading news provider in the Philippines. His coverage tracks how the Philippine economy and capital markets are recovering from pandemic fallout amid a turbulent political period. His beat extends to public policy, energy, agriculture, and cryptocurrency.

Ashley Yeong
Ashley Yeong
A reporter for Malay Mail Online and fellow at Climate Tracker

Ashley Yeong is a journalist drawn to stories of climate change, human rights, and the arts and culture. When not out reporting, Ashley can be found in a hammock curled up with a book, exploring the oceans, or attempting yoga. Also has an adopted pet snake named Slippy.

Della Syahni
Della Syahni
Contributor for Mongabay Indonesia

Della Syahni is a freelance journalist based in Jakarta. She enjoys covering any issues related to climate crisis including deforestation, energy transition and indigenous people while hopes it would bring better world to her daughter in the future.

Tan Su Lin
Tan Su Lin
Co-founder Science Media Centre Malaysia

Tan Su Lin is a media and communications professional with over ten years of broadcast journalism experience. She is a 2014 CNN Journalism Fellow who has won numerous awards throughout her career, specialising in environmental and science-related topics.

Su Lin co-founded Science Media Centre (SMC) Malaysia in 2020 to champion the importance of effective science communication and evidence-based reporting. SMC is Malaysia’s first information resource centre of its kind, assisting journalists in reporting complex and contentious science issues that make headlines.

A Chevening scholar with an MA in Environment, Culture and Society from Lancaster University, she aspires to increase the environmental journalism pool and bridge the science communication gap in Malaysia.

Kharishar Kahfi
Kharishar Kahfi
Deputy editor at The Jakarta Post

Kharishar Kahfi, or Kuka, reports on science and environmental issues in Indonesia for The Jakarta Post. His passion for science and journalism brings him to New York University’s Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program, from which he graduates with a Master’s degree in December 2022. When not on deadline, he spends time with comics, video games and laundry.

Dhana Kencana
Dhana Kencana
Journalist for IDN Times

I am a journalist as well as a visual storyteller (photographer and videographer) working for IDN Times, online media in Indonesia who the largest audiences are millennial and generation Z. In addition to daily editorials, my focuses are covering on environmental issues, climate change, energy, science, health and forests. I producing it in an attractive form by combining photos, videos, and data visualization, which will surely spoil readers. I have received a number of journalistic competitions and wards, both at the national and global scales.

Imelda Abano
Imelda Abano
Environmental journalist and a media trainer for over 20 years

An environmental journalist and a media trainer for over 20 years.

Yulia Fransisca Ayuningrum
Yulia Fransisca Ayuningrum
Editor, a freelance writer and translator

On a mission to help writers make their writing readable and available in some languages I mastered. I also write, sometimes for living, the other times just for fun.

Data Storytelling

Made Anthony Iswara

The video explains why data is important for journalism — and how to make the most of data storytelling in your next energy reporting. It details the steps that data journalists usually go through, with several helpful advice so that you can kickstart your data journalism adventure today!

Energy landscape: Indonesia

Kharishar Kahfi

Reporting energy issues in Indonesia means getting your hand dirty because of the country’s complicated love affair with coal. Can they shift to build more healthy relationship with renewable sources and to contribute in saving the planet from climate crisis? This guide will help you understand the basic of Indonesia’s energy landscape and find underreported-yet-important energy stories from the world’s largest archipelago.

Energy landscape: Philippines

Ramon Royandoyan

In this video, Ramon attempts to deconstruct why renewable energy needs to be cheap in the Philippines. If realized, this would hasten the country’s transition to renewables.

Energy landscape: Malaysia

Tan Su Lin

In this video, Su Lin breaks down how to effectively report about energy by providing a good starting point for writers, content producers, and journalists interested in covering energy in Malaysia. Learn more about the state of the energy sector in the country, significant turning points, pressing problems, and major actors.

Just energy transition in energy reporting

Della Syahni

A “just transition” approach ensures that the affected people are considered by those making decisions. In terms of energy, how to cover it? This video will help you widen your horizon in energy reporting by paying close attention to the most vulnerable groups and focus more on root causes of any disasters.

Energy reporting in audiovisual media

Dhana Kencana

This video will provide a simple guide for journalists who’d like to cover energy issues in the form of visual storytelling, including how to make your stories more impactful by reacing a wider audience.

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