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By Alison F. Takemura

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At Canary Media, we’re constantly feeling the love from you, our readers. When we’re at conferences and live events, you say things that make our knees go wobbly, like Your stuff’s the best!” and Canary is my favorite thing on the planet,” and I’m just getting into the climatetech industry after pivoting careers; your articles are helping me learn so much.”

Those are the best gifts you could give us. If you want to say it in more than words, though, and help fund our journalism this giving season, you can.

Canary Media is a nonprofit news organization like no other. Our 14-person team viscerally understands the scale and urgency of the climate emergency. That’s why we’re dedicated to covering and vetting clean energy solutions — technologies, policies, companies and the people behind them — that can help us rapidly decarbonize society and avert the worst of climate chaos.

Canary’s journalists collectively bring decades of experience to our reporting and analysis. Many of us have been following the rise of climatetech since its infancy, so we recognize what real progress looks like and we understand the challenges that could get in the way.

Since Canary’s inception in April 2021, we’ve brought you:

(Surely that list alone has you wanting to pitch in, doesn’t it?)

Reading and listening to Canary stories can feel like you’re grabbing drinks with a friend who’s unabashedly nerdy about clean energy. And we’re a cheap date; our content is never paywalled.

Who’s checking us out? Our stories are regularly shared on social media by influential business leaders and policymakers, including bigwigs in D.C. We’re not usually name-droppers…but if you insist, here are just a few of the people who’ve tweeted about our work: White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain. U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich and Tina Smith. U.S. Representatives Sean Casten, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Nanette Barragán. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and DOE Loan Programs Office Director Jigar Shah.

We’re also getting our stories out in front of audiences who may be new to climatetech. We’re the only climate news outlet in a content-sharing partnership with Yahoo News, for example.

Our funding model sets us apart, too. Canary Media doesn’t take money from fossil fuel companies for sponsorships or publish their misleading ads, unlike many other media outlets.

Instead, we rely on donations from people and organizations who recognize the importance of the clean energy transition and want to support it with fact-based journalism — people like you. 

One reader recently dropped us this note: I LOVE Canary Media and all that you folks do! It’s a great resource for energy activists in the community, working to decarbonize our energy system. We need the best information and Canary provides it, in podcasts and internet-based reports.”

If you too find our work electrifying, I invite you to make your love official and donate. (I do!) Your gift could be any size — the cost of a cappuccino, a bottle of whiskey made with green hydrogen or an electric heat-pump water heater. Any amount will help us deliver more of the clean energy coverage you crave.

Please give today! And thank you for being a loyal reader. 

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Alison F. Takemura is staff writer at Canary Media. She reports on home electrification, building decarbonization strategies and the clean energy workforce.