Starting this morning, we’re using a different service to send our daily email digest.

Most readers (hopefully) won’t notice any change, apart from a slightly different design. However, this new service allows us to dramatically improve readability on mobile devices. We can also now easily offer a text-only message for users whose email software isn’t set up to display HTML.

Also, the new service greatly streamlines our production process, which means I can spend more time finding stories and less time monkeying around with HTML templates. And on top of all that, it’s cheaper.

If you have any issues with your subscription during the transition, please don’t hesitate to contact me at

As always, thanks for supporting Midwest Energy News.

UPDATE 10/28: A number of readers have complained that the text is too light, particularly the links. I’ve changed the style sheet and hopefully things will look better tomorrow.

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.