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 is a freelance writer vastly educated on the topics of energy, environment and communication technology. He stays up to date on all current events and is a huge asset in discussions related to these topics, both in conference and in publications. While he maintains neutral ground in hotly debated topics like global warming, Heins believes that there is a huge piece of the conversation missing on behalf of energy organizations and that he can help to remedy that disconnect through creative writing.
There are very few people who know as much and who stay as up to date on current events as Stephen Heins. He voluntarily travels the country to energy conferences and continues to be part of the conversations surrounding energy, the environment, communication technology and has a unique view on the way they are all connected in what Steve calls “The Internet of Things”.
The Weekly Word
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
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
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
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
Originally posted in Watts Up With That (WUWT) *The worlds most view site on global warming and climate change.* Guest essay by Stephen Heins, Energy Consultant, Business Writer and Practical Environmentalist 28 September 2016 | By Stephen Heins, The Word Merchant While many of us have actively tried to follow the broad-based scientific discussions about climate change including those at [...]
3 August 2016 | By Steve Heins, The Word Merchant Many have probably heard a lot about Tesla lately, including the latest dust up with the “Autopilot” accidents. Beneath the headlines, the recently announced Tesla and Solar City merger will be an interesting experiment: Can massive government spending stimulate its own economy, without the usual worry about return on investment [...]
Originally posted in Energy Central March 4th, 2016 | By Stephen Heins Funding bias is by definition biased! Consequently, there should be full disclosure for all parties involved in regulatory and political issues, so that all researchers and research can be judged for their objectivity about environmental, economic and energy information being provided by grants and other funding sources--public and private. Below, I am [...]
Originally posted in Energy Central February 11, 2016 | By Stephen Heins [Given the fact that I wrote this presentation 10 years ago for WREC Conference in Italy, I find little of it that I am embarrassed about. The names and the companies have changed, but many of the issues are still the same. Foremost, the continuing importance of energy efficiency, especially in Central [...]
Originally posted in Energy Central 9 February 2016 | By Steve Heins, The Word Merchant “The EPA and The Clean Power Plan: The Climate Science is Far from Settled,” (…and the EPA hasn’t yet addressed any of the important issues surrounding the energy, technology and telecommunication convergence.) While many of us actively try to follow the broad-based scientific discussions about climate change, most [...]
Originally posted in Energy Central Posted on October 16, 2015 Posted By: Stephen Heins Topic: Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Management For decades the EPA, with its piercing scrutiny, complex regulations, and ruthless punishment of polluters, has ruled through fear and intimidation. But with a growing list of recent debacles, scandal, and regulatory snafus, the tables may be turning, and the [...]
Thought Piece It is very hard to read the political rhetoric of Michael Mann, Naomi Oreskes, Bill McKibbens, PBS, CNN, Post, Times (east [...]
Thought Piece “Trump’s EPA Under Attack By Taxpayer Funded PBS.” https://lnkd.in/ewqiure 10/17/2017. This was the most [...]
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 Piece “We will continue to work to protect communities from the threat of fracked gas pollution,” said Sierra Club attorney Nathan Matthews. [...]
Thought Piece Again, I will quote to express a historical worry of mine: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false [...]
Thought Piece See Video The lop-sided appointments by the previous EPA for its Clean Air Committees: The Scientific Advisory Committee Particulate Matter Review [...]
Thought Piece I use to be a member of the Sierra Club and I am a great admirer of fellow Wisconsinite John Muir, [...]