Isn’t it about time this site had a blog?

Since March, we’ve provided you with links to the most important regional developments in the energy world. But there’s more going on than fits on our home page.

The daily email digest we started in July has been connecting stories and presenting a bigger picture around the day’s news. But email isn’t really the best way to do that. So here we are.
The purpose of Highwire will be to highlight important developments in the energy world and put them into a broader context. And also to pass along information that doesn’t really fit into the main news site. We’ll try to have fun without being stupid or snarky about it (at least, not too snarky).

Comments are welcome, but will be moderated before they are posted. It’s not that we don’t trust you, it’s those other people we’re worried about.

I welcome your thoughts and suggestions – you can post comments here, or contact me offline via

Ken is the director of the Energy News Network at Fresh Energy and is a founding editor of both Midwest Energy News and Southeast Energy News. Prior to joining Fresh Energy, he was the managing editor for online news at Minnesota Public Radio. He started his journalism career in 2002 as a copy editor for the Duluth News Tribune before spending five years at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, where he worked as a copy editor, online producer, features editor and night city editor. A Nebraska native, Ken has a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master's degree from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.