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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.

– Steve Heins



Clean energy and energy production are at the forefront of Steve’s attention.



Communication connectivity ties it together with “The Internet of Things



Steve tackles relevant environmental issues like fracking and climate change.

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Thought Pieces

A Phony Vote on ‘Net Neutrality’ Democrats try to rile up millennials about a deregulated internet.

Thought Piece A Phony Vote on ‘Net Neutrality’: Democrats try to rile up millennials about a deregulated internet. Long Before 3rd Cousin Net Neutrality of 2015, "They Fought over [...]

By | May 15th, 2018|Categories: Communication, Thought Piece|0 Comments

As Federal Oil Regulation Gets Tricky, State-Level Regulators Still Work Best

Thought Piece 17345867 - engineer oil refinery write on the notes book looking large oil refinery focus on refinery So, now that the Clean Power Plan of [...]

By | May 14th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

UN climate stalemate sees extra week of talks added

Though Piece As a reminder, the Paris Agreement is a voluntary accord, with many unreliable countries, no accounting standards and no independent verification. At Bonn recently, the international technocrats [...]

By | May 10th, 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