Editorial Policy

Cipher’s mission is to help accelerate understanding of the technological transformations required to get to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 through expert reporting and analysis.


Cipher strives to produce information of the highest quality and credibility.

  • All staff follow the Society of Professional Journalists’ code of ethics to seek truth, minimize harm, act independently and be accountable and transparent.
  • All editorial decisions are made by Cipher editors and reporters, and we rigorously uphold the editorial independence of our reporting.


Cipher is supported by Breakthrough Energy.

  • Breakthrough Energy is a network of investment vehicles, philanthropic programs, and policy advocacy activities with a focus on helping the world achieve net-zero emissions.
  • We include editor’s notes when coverage includes significant connections to Breakthrough Energy.
  • Cipher’s reporting is conducted independently from Breakthrough Energy’s other initiatives.


Cipher corrects factual errors quickly, fully and publicly.