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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

Building the Bakken Radio Episode 214: Hurricane Harvey Impact Special

The Crude Life Media Network Special Interview with Stephen Heins on Hurricane Harvey’s Impact Heins discusses some of the big picture impacts Hurricane Harvey in regards to the [...]

By |September 5th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, The Weekly Word|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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Thought Pieces

The Phony Numbers Behind California’s Solar Mandate

Thought Piece California’s new solar mandate will cost much more than anyone was told, writes Steven Sexton. Essentially, the public sector, including well-funded politically active environmental groups, have decided [...]

By |August 13th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

The DRBC Has A Train Wreck As New Jersey Pollutes the Delaware

Thought Piece The silence emanating from the Coalition for the Delaware River Basin (CDRB) after this current train wreck is deafening. This sound of silence is especially interesting as [...]

By |August 11th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Infographic: Thanks to New York’s Fracking Ban, “Twin Tiers” Now Look More Like Distant Cousins

Thought Piece The following side by side comparisons between New York’s Southern Tier and Pennsylvania Northern Tier demonstrates that unconventional oil/hydraulic fracturing has become the center of a budding [...]

By |August 6th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

U.S. Achieves Biggest CO2 Reduction by Any Nation in the World in 2017

Thought Piece Clean energy is solar, energy efficiencies, wind, hydro, new NG power plants, LNG, new modern nuclear, updated cleaner power plants with scrubbers, new pipelines, new utility infrastructure, [...]

By |August 5th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|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