These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using an appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate the IEA on the left side of least biased based on editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1974, The International Energy Agency (IEA) works to ensure reliable, affordable, and clean energy for its 29 member countries and beyond. Their mission is guided by four main areas of focus: energy security, economic development, environmental awareness, and engagement worldwide.
Funded by / Ownership
The IEA is an intergovernmental organization established in the framework of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 1974 in the wake of the 1973 oil crisis.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the IEA produces scientific studies that could easily place this source in our Pro-Science category. They also report energy-based news that is well-sourced and factual. The IEA has a slight left political bias in affiliation regarding concern for human-caused climate change. Despite this, all information is presented in neutral wording and is grounded in evidence; therefore, we consider the IEA least biased.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the IEA on the left side of least biased based on editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 3/23/2017) Updated (01/20/2023)
Last Updated on May 26, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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