We are an independent nonprofit journalism outlet powered by RMI and dedicated to chronicling the transition to a decarbonized economy and society, with a particular focus on the transformation of the energy, transportation, industrial and building sectors. Read our editorial charter here.

Editors and journalists

Eric Wesoff, Editorial Director
Lisa Hymas, Executive Editor
Jeff St. John, Director of News and Special Projects
Julian Spector, Senior Reporter
Wendy Becktold, Senior Editor
Maria Gallucci, Reporter
Alison Takemura, Staff Writer
Michelle Vessel, Editorial Integrity Manager
Maria Virginia Olano, Editorial and Research Associate
Shel Evergreen, Editorial Intern
David Roberts, Editor-at-Large


Nicholas Rinaldi, General Manager
Katherine Tweed, Senior Director, Content & Partnerships
Mike Munsell, Director, Growth
Stephanie Primavera, Director, Audience Development
Binh Nguyen, Senior Digital Designer


What is the purpose of Canary Media?

Canary Media’s overarching goal is to provide the most relevant information and expert analysis on climatetech and clean energy for an audience of concerned citizens, as well as the policymakers, investors and industry participants who are under pressure to plan and execute the far-reaching changes required to achieve rapid decarbonization.

How is Canary Media different from other news outlets?

Canary is the newsroom of record for the business of climatetech: renewables, the energy transition, advocacy and economywide decarbonization. We’re committed to going broader and deeper than other outlets to be your go-to climatetech news source, whether you’re an investor, executive, policymaker, regulator or citizen who cares about the future of our planet.

What does Canary Media cover?

Broadly, our coverage includes:

  • Renewable generation, grid modernization and electrification
  • Decarbonization of transportation, buildings and heavy industry
  • Progress on financial, regulatory and environmental justice issues

Is Canary Media’s coverage influenced by RMI and its funders?

We are sponsored by RMI, but neither RMI nor its donors and funders will have any influence over our daily mission to deliver objective, incisive, fact-driven insights on the markets and technologies that will mitigate climate change. Canary Media is an independent newsroom. That means we have total editorial control, full stop.

By joining RMI, we’re making it clear that we are more serious than ever about reporting on the climate crisis and how best to mitigate it. Through RMI, Canary Media has access to industry-leading research and analysis on markets and technologies, further empowering our fact-based reporting and data. That doesn’t mean we won’t cite other credible research firms. But having a direct connection to our RMI colleagues lends even more credibility to our work and helps our readers better understand the impact of the segments we cover.

How does journalism fit into RMI’s mission?

We need powerful climate journalism now more than ever, and RMI helps provide the reach and resources to allow Canary Media’s experienced team to flourish. To help build greater awareness of the accelerating clean energy transition, we are adding a set of talented energy reporters to the RMI family of companies. This is a natural extension of how RMI has brought powerful analysis and thought leadership to the market in order to drive change. 

The news economy is so challenging. How will Canary Media achieve long-term financial viability?

Our value is in our reporting. Our tools are robust, cutting-edge digital platforms, products and services. Canary Media will continue to carve out new opportunities, including new venues, platforms, media, channels and voices — and revenue streams — buttressed by the stories of partners who have invested in helping to advance our mission.