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

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 [...]

By |August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By |August 1st, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By |July 31st, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

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