The Energy News Network is a nonprofit news site dedicated to keeping influencers, policymakers and citizens informed of the important changes taking place in the transition to a clean energy system.

Launched in 2010 as Midwest Energy News, the Energy News Network now offers four regional services. Southeast Energy News began in 2015, and Western (formerly Southwest) and Northeast Energy News were added in 2018.

The Energy News Network is published by Fresh Energy, a non-partisan, nonprofit organization that advocates for clean energy policy. The Energy News Network is an editorially independent news and information site, and its contents should not be considered to reflect policy positions of Fresh Energy or our donors.

Our code of ethics, drafted in consultation with an advisory board of journalism professionals, is posted here.

In 2015, the Energy News Network became a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News.

Our Funders

The Energy News Network accepts funding from charitable foundations working in the public interest as well as individual donors, and our funders have affirmed that they do not have access to, or oversight of, the editorial process. Current funders include:

• The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
• The Joyce Foundation
• The George Gund Foundation
• The McKnight Foundation
• The Illinois Science & Energy Innovation Foundation
• The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
• The Barr Foundation
• The Just Transition Fund

Southeast Energy News also receives general operating support from one anonymous foundation under the editorial independence conditions listed above.

Your comments and suggestions are welcome — please contact us at editor@energynews.us.

Republish our work

In addition to a daily email digest of the most important news stories from the region, the Energy News Network also publishes original journalism written by independent freelance reporters. These stories are available for republication with permission. Contact director Ken Paulman at paulman@fresh-energy.org for more information.

Please note that this license does not cover articles that we republish from other publications, Associated Press images, and any other material governed by a separate copyright agreement.

Write for us

The Energy News Network publishes original reporting from experienced freelance journalists.

Send your resume and three relevant clips to Ken Paulman at paulman@fresh-energy.org. No phone calls, please.

We also publish occasional unpaid commentaries from experts in the energy field. These pieces must be timely, relevant and based upon factual information to be considered.


The Energy News Network will also occasionally publish promotional commentaries on relevant energy topics for a fee. Banner ads and promotional links in our daily email digests are also available for promoting events, publications, job postings, and other material. For nonprofits, part or all of advertising fees can be waived in exchange for cross-promotion.

For information on rates and scheduling, please contact Ken Paulman at paulman@fresh-energy.org.