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 rich folks tend to congregate, with no attention to the common good. It’s official. A Pennsylvania environmental group funded by the Heinz Endowments to create mischief is copying an [...]

By |2018-09-18T18:30:40+00:00September 11th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Original Heins|0 Comments

The Great Rural-Urban Divide Is at the Heart of the Energy Debate

The Great Rural-Urban Divide Is at the Heart of the Energy Debate Stephen Heins Energy Consultant Census data reveals a fundamental fact about our great rural-urban divide on energy. Rural folks are the makers. Urban folks are the uninformed takers. While many urban areas (e.g., New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Seattle) have [...]

By |2018-08-30T19:36:15+00:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Original Heins|0 Comments

California Solar Mandate Will Cost More Than Anyone Was Told

California Solar Mandate Will Cost More Than Anyone Was Told Posted on August 15, 2018 by Natural Gas Now Guest Blogger Stephen Heins Energy Consultant Stephen Heins reveals the insanity of a California solar mandate, which will deepen the impacts of the energy debacle in which the state is already mired. California’s new solar mandate will cost much more [...]

By |2018-08-30T20:36:49+00:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Original Heins|0 Comments

Previous Environmental Hysteria Apologies? When Will Fractivists Say “Sorry”?

Previous Environmental Hysteria Apologies? When Will Fractivists Say “Sorry”? The Sierra Club has basically apologized for its environmental hysteria about a starving polar bear. When can we expect fractivists to say they’re sorry? By Stephen Heins, The Word Merchant, LLC There is an original December 2017 National Geographic magazine story about a gut-wrenching video and narrative of a dying [...]

By |2018-07-29T13:19:23+00:00July 29th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Original Heins|Tags: |0 Comments

The EPA and The Clean Power Plan: The Climate Science is Far from Settled

Thought Piece With all the hand-wringing and teeth-knashing being done since the two international Lancet Reports and EPA’ s recent environmental report, I thought that I would reprint this piece from 2016: “EPA and the Clean Power Plan,” where I delineate over 20 flaws in the Clean Power Plan. The CPP would reduce US emissions by [...]

By |2017-11-14T22:26:54+00:00November 8th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Original Heins, Thought Piece|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+00:00October 9th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Original Heins|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Steve Heins, “Electricity and Energy at the Crossroads 2017,” Master’s of Jurisprudence in Energy Law, University of Tulsa College of Law Energy .

I am happy to announce that I will be one of the lecturers at the University of Tulsa Law School this fall term with many other energy and regulation mavens. I will discuss "Electricity and Energy at the Crossroads 2017." Thanks for the opportunity, Diana Hall and Assistant Dean Tim Thompson. Steve For more information, [...]

By |2017-08-20T10:25:14+00:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: About Steve, Original Heins|0 Comments

“Scientists Sharply Rebut Influential Renewable-Energy Plan: Nearly two dozen researchers critique a proposal for wind, solar, and water power….”

Scientists Sharply Rebut Influential Renewable-Energy Plan Nearly two dozen researchers critique a proposal for wind, solar, and water power gaining traction in policy circles. [https://www.technologyreview.com/s/608126/in-sharp-rebuttal-scientists-squash-hopes-for-100-percent-renewable As I was reading this Technology Review piece yesterday, I was reminded of the following vignette: ...I was enjoying my own company at a French bistro on 93rd St. and Madison Ave. [...]

By |2017-06-29T21:00:48+00:00June 24th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Original Heins|Tags: |0 Comments

The Truth About EPA’s “Mass Advisory Board Firings”

The Truth About EPA’s “Mass Advisory Board Firings” By Stephen Heins, The Word Merchant What role should appointed (i.e. not-elected) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) boards have with respect to environmental regulations in our country? It’s a valid question and timely, given the recent negative news coverage over EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s action in not automatically reappointing [...]

By |2017-06-03T08:28:56+00:00June 2nd, 2017|Categories: Environment, Original Heins|Tags: |63 Comments

The Internet of Things: America needs more computers, mobile broadband, cloud services, software tools, sensor networks, 3-D printing, AI….

Thought Piece As the authors Michael Mandel and Bret Swanson put it, "Innovation isn’t a zero-sum game. The problem for most workers isn’t too much technology but too little. What America needs is more computers, mobile broadband, cloud services, software tools, sensor networks, 3-D printing, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and, yes, robots." Although, I would argue [...]

By |2017-05-15T22:07:05+00:00May 15th, 2017|Categories: Communication, Original Heins, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments