Over the next week or so, your blog host will be taking some time to enjoy a cup of nog and gather around the solar-powered rainbow machine with the family. Which means Highwire won’t be updated again until January 3.

The main site will still be updated on weekdays (except for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve), and the daily email digest will still go out on those days as well. If you haven’t signed up for the daily email, you can do so in the green box immediately to the right of this post.

If you think I’ve missed any important news in my nog-induced haze, story tips are welcome at paulman@energynews.us.

As always, thanks for reading, and Happy Holidays!

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.