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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.

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Thought Pieces

Fake Study Recommends Quarter-Mile Setbacks for PA Shale Drilling

Thought Piece It’s official. A Pennsylvania environmental group is copying an initiative spawned in Boulder, CO, using a discredited study to advance their cause. Environmentalism has become a secular [...]

By |August 28th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Activists in Ohio’s New Oil and Gas Play Get a Lesson in Shale Economics

Thought Piece Whenever the "alarmist media" run stories, Op-Eds on climate changes, and Letters to the Editor, they exaggerate the headline and narrative. They rarely if ever include a [...]

By |August 24th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|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. [...]

By |August 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 [...]

By |August 15th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Original Heins|0 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