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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 Heins



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



Communication connectivity ties it together with “The Internet of Things



Steve tackles relevant environmental issues like fracking and climate change.

The Weekly Word

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 [...]

By | January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Energy, The Weekly Word|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Weekly Word: Methane emissions continue to drop

The Weekly Word: Methane emissions continue to drop Seth Whitehead, a spokesman for Energy in Depth, joins Jason Spiess and Stephen Heins on the Weekly Word. Whitehead is a [...]

By | January 8th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, The Weekly Word|Tags: |0 Comments
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Thought Pieces

More Oil And Natural Gas Invalidate ‘Keep It In The Ground’ Movement

Thought Piece Jude Clemente continues to be one of the most balanced writers on natural resources and conservation in the U.S. He has always been worth the effort to [...]

By | February 10th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Texas flood: U.S. oil exports pour into markets worldwide

Thought Piece This article adds some real texture to the recent Houston oil “flood,” which is a double entedre with a reminder of the remarkable recovery of Houston after [...]

By | February 8th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

More Manntastic denigration from the ‘climate agitator in chief’ over the American Museum of Natural History

Thought Piece Michael Mann recently received an University of Michigan Academic Freedom Award and yet he continues his assault on free speech. There are great scientific minds who disagree [...]

By | February 6th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments
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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