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Steve Speaks on Energy, Environment at University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh

Thanks to Dr. Steve Dunn, I was able to share what I know about energy, the environment, innovation and the Internet of Things, climate and global economic development with smart University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh graduate students with an adult passion to learn. No, after two hours, I didn't run out of words. Yes, I am [...]

By | 2017-10-13T23:00:22+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Categories: About Steve|0 Comments

Madam Ex-Secretary McCarthy: A Humble Public Servant is Wise

Madam Ex-Secretary McCarthy: A Humble Public Servant is Wise Madam Ex-Secretary McCarthy: A Humble Public Servant is Wise By Stephen Heins, The Word Merchant, LLC As a more active member of the loyal opposition, I cannot help noticing ex-EPA’s Gina McCarthy's appointment as a fellow at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and John F. [...]

By | 2017-10-13T22:55:24+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Original Heins|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Politicized Sustainability Threatens Planet and People

Thought Piece Remaining sustainable, no matter one’s efforts, involves the unforeseeable future along with technology risk, including the disruption of further innovation in energy and renewables, which may outdate one’s current plan. Sustainable energy" seems more like an intellectual conceit than a historical fact to me. Steve Politicized Sustainability Threatens Planet and People Paul Driessen |Posted: Oct [...]

By | 2017-10-13T22:48:44+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Academic freedom lecturer takes on claims of climate change deniers

Thought Piece Clearly, Penn State University’s Professor Michael Mann has no sense of humor, nor does he have a sense of irony. Speaking at the “Lecture on Academic and Intellectual Freedom,” Mann gave a speech preaching for the end of climate change debate at the University of Michigan, after Michigan’s President Mark Schlissel introduced guest speaker [...]

By | 2017-10-13T22:43:17+00:00 October 7th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Secret Donors Behind the Center for American Progress and Other Think Tanks

Thought Piece This is a piece written by friend Ken Silverstein in 2013. Needless to say, none of the major media picked it up. Ken is a moderate kind of guy, so this story was unusually credible, and yet it got no traction. It has been my experience that the right narrative about the environmental and [...]

By | 2017-10-13T22:40:30+00:00 October 7th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

The U.S. Is Breaking Clean Energy Records Even As Trump Doubles Down On Fossil Fuels

Thought Piece NEW SHOREHAM, RI - SEPTEMBER 22: The GE-Alstom Block Island Wind Farm stands 3 miles off of Block Island on September 22, 2016 New Shoreham, Rhode Island. The five 6-megawatt wind turbines are expected to produce more energy than Block Island needs. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images) The narrative about emissions reduction [...]

By | 2017-10-13T22:36:31+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Yahoo now thinks all 3B accounts were impacted by 2013 breach, not 1B as thought

Thought Piece SUNNYVALE, CA - MAY 23: A sign is posted in front of the Yahoo! headquarters on May 23, 2014 in Sunnyvale, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) How did Yahoo keep a straight face, when they issued this “material fact,” four years after the fact? Yahoo now thinks all 3B accounts were [...]

By | 2017-10-03T22:35:20+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Communication, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

You can now become a ‘prosumer’ with blockchain in energy

Thought Piece Thanks to this meaningful posting. I gave a speech on the “Virtual Power Plant” over a decade ago. The basic idea was to measure and verify the consumption of lighting in real time at the fuse box, because it was verifiable. The end user could modulate their lighting consumption according to utility hourly rates. [...]

By | 2017-10-03T22:19:34+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

North Dakota Supreme Court Reverses and Remands Wilkinson v. Board of University and School Lands Decision

Thought Piece Here is an interesting case regarding mineral rights and governmental “takings.” It is not clear what legal effect it will have on broader cases of mineral rights and private property, but it will provide employment for attorneys. Steve North Dakota Supreme Court Reverses and Remands Wilkinson v. Board of University and School Lands Decision [...]

By | 2017-10-03T22:16:07+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments