With many news outlets reducing their energy reporting and attention turning to climate action in the states, there is a vital need for credible, nonpartisan journalism to explain complex energy issues and watchdog the decision-making bodies that are shaping the future.
Energy News Network—published by Fresh Energy and operating independently with a journalistic firewall—fills that need and is recognized as a go-to source for the latest news on clean energy progress, innovation, and roadblocks. Launched as Midwest Energy News with the recent addition of the Southeast, the Energy News Network will be expanding to six regions across the country in the coming years thanks to major new support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
To help power the Energy News Network expansion, we are welcoming two new staff members:
- Dan Haugen is the Energy News Network’s new managing editor, charged with planning and editing original journalism and daily emails. Dan brings 20 years of newsroom experience, including time as an award-winning Midwest Energy News reporter, and comes to us from the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, part of the USA Today Network, where he oversaw watchdog reporting.
- Martina Holmes is the Energy News Network’s new partnership coordinator and will work to engage new supporters, bring energy news to new audiences, and demonstrate the value of independent reporting on the transition to clean energy. Previously Martina worked as the program/marketing coordinator of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice.
Long-time editor Ken Paulman will be directing the Energy News Network expansion, overseeing and maintaining high quality original journalism and spearheading the expansion of the network into all 50 states.