These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate Canary Media as strongly Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that favor a liberal perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1982 by physicist Armory Lovins, The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is a nonprofit organization focusing on profitable innovations for energy and resource efficiency, conducting research, writing books, consulting, and giving lectures on sustainability. According to their about page, “RMI is tackling the climate crisis by focusing on its main contributor: energy production and use, which represents 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions.”
RMI publishes the website Canary Media.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is a nonprofit focused on reducing carbon emissions through natural capitalism (market-driven) and government solutions. According to the right-leaning Influence Watch, “RMI receives substantial grants from the ClimateWorks Foundation, a left-of-center “pass-through” funding entity that takes donations from wealthy left-wing foundations.” Other notable donors include the Bloomberg Family Foundation, the Sierra Club, and the Oak Foundation.
RMI generates revenue through donations and grants.
Analysis / Bias
The Rocky Mountain Institute advocates carbon reduction to avert a “climate crisis.” The website publishes research and analysis on climate solutions that do not use loaded emotional wording such as this Five Key Climate Solutions. This story, like most, relies on government sources such as energy.gov.
Editorially, most stories and information covers climate solutions with minimal bias; however, under “our impact,” they use emotional wording such as this quote:
Today, we are in the race of our lifetimes: a race against the climate clock that ticks faster with every ton of carbon dioxide emitted into our atmosphere, but fortunately, also a race to a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future.
In general, the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is fact-based and holds a left-leaning bias regarding climate change and climate solutions.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years (They are used as a resource for fact-checkers.)
Overall, we rate the Rocky Mountain Institute as strongly Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that favor a liberal perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 02/05/2023)
Last Updated on February 7, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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