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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: 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: |1 Comment

Weekly Word: Driessen stops by to talk eco-imperialism and the evolution of environmentalism

Weekly Word: Driessen stops by to talk eco-imperialism and the evolution of environmentalism Paul Driessen, author of “Eco-Imperialism” and a major voice on energy and environmental issues, joined Jason [...]

By |December 25th, 2017|Categories: Energy, The Weekly Word|Tags: , |0 Comments

Weekly Word: Heins, Richardson talk deconstructing the 30-year Sundae known as ClimateGate

The Weekly Word; December 13,2017 The Crude Life’s host and Weekly Word moderator Jason Spiess and Professor Stephen Heins had a special guest join them in a discussion on [...]

By |December 13th, 2017|Categories: Energy, The Weekly Word|0 Comments
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Thought Pieces

Faux Outrage Over Migratory Bird Treaty Demonstrates Fractivist Duplicity

Thought Piece Congrats to the sanity of Greg Walcher and Paul Driessen. The size of the double standards applied to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act is symptomatic of the [...]

By |October 10th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

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: , |15 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: |13 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|169 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