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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, while avoiding silo thinking about any of them.

– Steve Heins

Currently open to consulting opportunities with an emerging energy company. Interested? Email: stephenheins@gmail.com

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.

Thought Pieces

The Great Rural-Urban Divide Is at the Heart of the Energy Debate

By |August 20th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Original Heins|

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. [...]

California Solar Mandate Will Cost More Than Anyone Was Told

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

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 [...]

The Phony Numbers Behind California’s Solar Mandate

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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, [...]

U.S. utilities balk at expanded carbon-capture subsidy

By |August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|

Thought Piece I would argue that some of the current solutions (like coal capture and storage, utility-grade battery storage, electric cars and long-distance batteries, etc.) to emission reductions and [...]

New York Times thinks we have “lost the Earth” – goes full nutso on #ExxonKnew

By |August 1st, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|

Thought Piece Whenever the "alarmist media" and “near tabloid science media” find stories, studies, reports or Op-Eds downplaying the immediate effects of climate changes, they unleash withering attacks on [...]

Activist Researchers Try — And Fail — To Link Fracking To Depression

By |July 31st, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|

Thought Piece   Sometimes, I think about the cost of the agitprop contained in many health “reports,” like the latest Stanford, Johns Hopkins, and UCal Berkeley Studies. If we [...]

Previous Environmental Hysteria Apologies? When Will Fractivists Say “Sorry”?

By |July 29th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Original Heins|Tags: |

Previous Environmental Hysteria Apologies? When Will Fractivists Say “Sorry”? The Sierra Club has basically apologized for its environmental hysteria about a starving polar bear. When can we expect fractivists [...]

SHOCKER: National Geographic admits they were wrong about “starving polar bear” video

By |July 27th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |

Thought Piece https://lnkd.in/d3-9c57. The previous link is to the original National Geographical story about the gut-wrenching video and narrative of the most visited piece in NatGeo history. At least, [...]

Jerry Brown’s plan lowers PG&E’s liability for wildfire damages

By |July 25th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |

Thought Piece While California Governor Jerry Brown declared that the late 2017 fires were caused by climate change, the Wall Street Journal and others have poured some cold water [...]

DEP Says Shale Gas Air Impacts Limited, But Fractivists Deny Reality

By |July 24th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|

Thought Piece The Executive Director of the Clean Air Council, Joseph Otis Minott, had the nerve to respond to a recently published report by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental [...]

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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

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