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Currently open to consulting opportunities with an emerging energy company. Interested? Email: stephenheins@gmail.com

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, while avoiding silo thinking about any of them.

– Steve Heins

Energy

Energy

Clean energy and energy production are at the forefront of Steve’s attention.

Communication

Communication

Communication connectivity ties it together with “The Internet of Things

Environment

Environment

Steve tackles relevant environmental issues like fracking and climate change.

The Weekly Word

The Weekly Word: Water Wars in the West

The Weekly Word: Water Wars in the West February 13, 2018 Subscribe: iTunes Greg Walcher, President of the Natural Resources Group, a consulting firm specializing in energy, water, public lands, [...]

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The Weekly Word: I Am As Green As They Get

February 6, 2018 Subscribe: iTunes Greg Walcher, President of the Natural Resources Group, a consulting firm specializing in energy, water, public lands, forestry and wildlife. In addition, Walcher has served [...]

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The Weekly Word: Wet and dry gas, NY fracs and the Marcellus

January 30, 2018 This Weekly Word with Jason Spiess and the professor Stephen Heins hosts Tom Shepstone from Pennsylvania, who is an urban consultant, community planner, researcher and advisor [...]

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The Weekly Word: Investing in Shale Play USA

Jason Spiess and “the professor” Stephen Heins host Tsering Ngudu, Senior Analyst of Tocqueville Asset Management of NYC on the Weekly Word. In introducing Mr. Ngudu, Heins talked about [...]

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Thought Pieces

Natural gas explosions: Boston-area gas pipes among oldest and leakiest in US

Thought Piece In direct answer to Cory Brewer’s question about Massachusetts explosions, I am providing the link to the USA Today investigation. It is probably the most clear-headed and [...]

By |September 17th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Trump’s energy policies are driving Democrats crazy

Thought Piece The Clean Power Plan (CPP) of 2015 had almost nothing to do with emission reductions. In fact, the whole “indirect health benefits” mirage was invented by the [...]

By |September 14th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

States Loom as a Regulatory Threat to Tech Giants

Thought Piece Just when I thought some of the expansive “State Rights” arguments were being throttled by state and federal courts, the Justice Department and several states are attempting [...]

By |September 12th, 2018|Categories: Communication, Thought Piece|0 Comments

What Trendy Environmentalism Ignores to the Detriment of Mankind

What Trendy Environmentalism Ignores to the Detriment of Mankind By Stephen Heins Trendy environmentalism seems to be the order of the day in those parts of the US where [...]

By |September 11th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Original Heins|0 Comments
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I am privileged to recommend Stephen Heins for any marketing, media or writing assignment. Steve is an accomplished observer, researcher and writer and doesn’t come to the title of “Word Merchant” without considerable warrant. Read More
Tom Shepstone, Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

It is with great honor and enthusiasm that I recommend Stephen Heins as a hard working researcher and gifted writer. While I have known Stephen for only about six months, I’ve read many of his works and have been engaged in numerous great discussions with him on matters involving energy, the environment and the internet.  Read More

David C Egelson

I am pleased to recommend Stephen Heins as a researcher and writer.  As a former commissioner on the Maryland Public Service Commission and current senior administrative law judge with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, I am most familiar with Mr. Heins’ work in the energy field. Read More

Larry Brenner

I’ve known Steve Heins for at least 5 years and can say without a doubt that he a gentleman of the first order: always professional and always respectful, even if he disagrees with your perspective. Read More

Ken Silverstein, Editor - Environmental Leader; Writer - Forbes

Heins believes he has the answer to most questions, but even when he does not, he is never in doubt and expresses his position with clarity and humor.  He attracts his audience with an attention getting device, engages it with thoughtful comments and examples… Read More

Wayne H. Rusch, Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe