Always precise, never pedantic.
In a highly divided and partisan world, it is my intent to provide an even handed view of the rapidly converging worlds of energy, technology and broadband.
Steve is a freelance writer vastly educated on the topics of energy, environment and communication technology. He stays up to date on all current events and is a huge asset in discussions related to these topics, both in conference and in publications. While he maintains neutral ground in hotly debated topics like global warming, Heins believes that there is a huge piece of the conversation missing on behalf of energy organizations and that he can help to remedy that disconnect through creative writing.
There are very few people who know as much and who stay as up to date on current events as Stephen Heins. He voluntarily travels the country to energy conferences and continues to be part of the conversations surrounding energy, the environment, communication technology and has a unique view on the way they are all connected in what Steve calls “The Internet of Things”.
[I have up-dated a piece I wrote last year, "EPA's Clean Power Plan and its Moment of Truth." While many people seemingly have forgotten that it was a legalistic nightmare, I think it is important to revisit its many flaws. Ultimately, it was an over-politicized document in search of national problem. Even Gina McCarthy admitted that the Clean Power Plan had no measurable [...]
It's Time for a National Debate on Fracking Stephen Heins, Spark Magazine http://spark.fortnightly.com/fortnightly/its-time-national-debate-fracking?sthash.K1Dpwp7q.mjjo On April 8th, 2015, the Wall Street Journal headline read "Bloomberg Criticizes New York Fracking Ban." During his interview, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that he was donating an additional $30 million to the Sierra's "anti-coal" campaign, but that he also made special provision that [...]
FCC reverses net neutrality ISP transparency rules Small ISPs will no longer be required to inform customers of their network management practices The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to roll back some net neutrality regulations that require broadband providers to inform customers about their network management practices. The Republican-controlled FCC on Thursday suspended the net neutrality transparency requirements for [...]
Trump’s Clean Watershed: He orders the EPA to review Obama’s illegal waterways regulation. Wall Street Journal Editorial, Updated Feb. 28, 2017 8:04 p.m. ET http://www.wsj.com/video/opinion-journal-a-watershed-for-better-regulation/C361F7BB-BE73-4E9C-8810-0D0EC285560E.html Speaking of deregulation (see nearby), President Trump on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider an Obama Administration rule that seized control over tens of millions of acres of private land under the pretext [...]
The EPA’s Science Deniers The agency changes its view on fracking and water without evidence. Wall Street Journal Editorial Updated Dec. 18, 2016 5:41 p.m. ET Speaking of fake news, the political scientists at the EPA have rewritten the conclusion of a report in order to cast doubt on the safety of hydraulic fracturing. Consider this EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy’s [...]
Originally posted in Watts Up With That (WUWT) *The worlds most view site on global warming and climate change.* Guest essay by Stephen Heins, Energy Consultant, Business Writer and Practical Environmentalist 28 September 2016 | By Stephen Heins, The Word Merchant While many of us have actively tried to follow the broad-based scientific discussions about climate change including those at [...]
A ‘Red Team’ Exercise Would Strengthen Climate Science: Put ‘consensus’ to test and improve public understanding, through an open, adversarial process
Thought Piece [Paranoid politics almost never achieves its goal. The obvious prejudices, hyperbole, rhetoric, and shrillness gives it away. Name-calling, smearing, and sneering are [...]
“Solar ovens and sustained poverty for Africa: African families and hospitals cannot rely on limited solar power, instead of electricity”
Thought Piece Introduction by Paul Driessen: "In his latest article, aspiring Ugandan college student Steven Lyazi explores efforts by a number of companies [...]
An Open Letter To Rick Perry On Natural Gas Exports: Natural Gas provides strong environmental and economic benefits.
Thought Piece [The following piece from James Taylor is spot on! While it is reasonable to expect a former Texas Governor to understand [...]
Real science must guide policy: Climate alarmists use faulty science and bald assertions to demand end to fossil fuels
Thought Piece [Paul Driessen recaps the testimony by four scientist witnesses at the recent House Science Committee hearings on assumptions, policy implications and [...]
Five Obama-era tech policies on the chopping block: Open and fair access can’t be far behind, if Net Neutrality is left far behind.
Thought Piece [As an Open Access warrior from the 1999-2001 era, I can honestly say that the "net neutrality" argument has always seemed as flawed [...]
OPEC sees rivals’ oil output rising as it over-delivers on cuts: If OPEC continues to over-deliver cuts, US shale oil will continue to increase apace.
Thought Piece [The shale oil development of the lower the 48 states will continue apace and the new Alaskan shale oil discoveries will [...]
The Murder of a President and the hope of a “reconstruction” worthy of its name. Lincoln was a wise man, with a post Civil War vision he took with him
The Murder of President Lincoln. New York Times, April 1865 The heart of this nation was stirred yesterday as it has never been [...]
Lincoln: I look where he lies, white-faced and still, in the coffin; …I bend down, and touch lightly with my lips the white face in the coffin.
Thought Piece [At 7:22 AM on April 15th, 1865, probably the greatest American died. Like Walt Whitman, Mr. Lincoln certainly had a heart [...]