At its meeting in Montreal in 1989, the World Energy Conference set up a technical committee to promote a multi-national comparative study on communication policy on energy issues. The committee`s goal was to identify the main controversies and debates on energy, communication targets and strategies, as well as the main participants in energy communication policy. The following paper is the report of the Federal Republic of Germany. The comparative study will be issued at the 15th WEC congress in 1992. (orig./UA).