For each of the following information sources, indicate whether or not they should be considered an unbiased source of information based on these aspects of each organization:

  • First, “who they are” (there should be a “Who are we?” or “Who we are” or “About Us” link somewhere), and
  • second, take a look at the overall perspective/slant/opinion of the articles on their website.
  • Don’t forget to indicate whether they are biased or unbiased, or some point in-between!

Feel free to google ” bias,” or other search terms to help support your assertion.
3 points each. Each explanation should be no more than a few sentences.

  1. SEIA ( (Links to an external site.))
  2. The Institute for Energy Research ( (Links to an external site.))
  3. The World Energy Council ( (Links to an external site.))
  4. The American Petroleum Institute ( (Links to an external site.))
  5. The CATO Institute ( (Links to an external site.))

Please note that even biased organizations can have useful information, and also that the fact that an organization is a non-profit (a “.org”) does not mean anything regarding bias.