We are an independent, nonprofit journalism entity dedicated to chronicling the transition to a decarbonized economy and society, with a particular focus on the transformation of the primary energy, transportation, industrial and building sectors.
Editors and journalists
Eric Wesoff, Managing Editor
Jeff St. John, Editor-in-Chief
Julian Spector, Editor
Lisa Hymas, Senior Editor
David Roberts, Editor-at-Large
Emma Foehringer Merchant, Contributing Writer
Nicholas Rinaldi, General Manager
Katie Tweed, Senior Director, Content & Partnerships
Mike Munsell, Director, Growth Marketing
Stephanie Primavera, Director, Audience Development
How is Canary Media different from other news outlets?
Canary is the paper of record for the business of climate tech: renewables, the energy transition, advocacy and economywide decarbonization. We’re keeping the best of what drove Greentech Media — independent journalism, expertise and a distinct voice — and building on it. That means going broader and deeper, ensuring Canary fast becomes the go-to source no matter whether you’re an investor, executive, policymaker, regulator or reader invested in the clean, prosperous future of our planet.
What does the Canary plan to cover?
Broadly, our coverage is divided into:
- Renewable generation, grid modernization, electrification
- Decarbonization of transportation
- Decarbonization of buildings
- Decarbonization of heavy industry
- Financial, regulatory and social energy progress
How will the coverage be influenced by RMI and its funders?
Canary Media is an independent newsroom. That means total editorial control, full stop. We are sponsored by RMI, but neither RMI donors nor funders will have any influence over our daily mission to deliver objective, incisive, facts-driven insights on the markets and technologies that will mitigate climate change.
How does Canary plan to assure readers that its coverage is not being influenced by RMI?
We retain editorial independence in our approach to uncovering and publicizing the activities of institutions and individuals acting knowingly and unknowingly in ways that may hamper or misdirect efforts to achieve an equitable and optimal path to decarbonization.
By joining RMI, we’re signaling to our audience that we are more serious than ever. Canary is gaining 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 will lend even more credibility to our work and help our readers better understand the impact of the segments we cover.
The news economy is so challenging. How does Canary plan to be financially viable?
Our value is our reporting. Our tools are robust, cutting-edge digital platforms, products and services. Building on the success of Greentech Media, which proved that there is a profound appetite for incisive climate-tech reporting, the launch of Canary marks a new opportunity for us to harness new venues, channels and voices — and revenue streams — buttressed by the stories of partners who have invested in helping advance our mission.
How is journalism part of the RMI mission?
We need powerful climate journalism now more than ever, and RMI can provide the reach and resources for this 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.
What is the goal of this effort?
The goal for RMI and Canary Media is to provide the most relevant information and expert analysis for an audience of policymakers, investors and industry participants under pressure to plan and execute the rapid and far-reaching changes required to meet much-needed decarbonization imperatives.