Sustainable Development Goals: CLIMATE ACTIVISM DISGUISED AS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE? Eroding UN Development Programme?

Thought piece by Stephen Heins [Best quotes of this important study: (1) "In this brief note we examine the SDG with respect to the issues raised by the Colonial Office (Butler, 1991) and by Bill Easterly (Easterly, Senseless Dreamy Garbled, 2015) (Easterly, 2015) and deliberate whether this program is a paternal development model that imposes contentious climate [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:54:10+00:00 July 31st, 2016|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies Working with the White House’s Environmental Agenda

25 May 2016 | by Stephen Heins Once upon a time, Congress created independent regulatory agencies for a reason. It gave them five-member commissions, in which the chairman of each commission holds the deciding vote, for a reason—to avoid ill-advised, partisan agendas. In another words, each agency has a significant amount of freedom to make nonpartisan regulations [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:54:10+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

White House outlines agenda for Obama’s final months, latest compilation of pending regulatory actions, 3,300 of them flowing through the pipeline.

Thought Piece by Stephen Heins [White House and many Federal Agencies are likely to start acting like synchronize swimmers in Wash DC. Below, the problematic and probably misguided goals of the EPA. After all, all of the information provided below came from a recent EPA PR document announcing their goals. Within its last six months, the White House [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:54:10+00:00 May 22nd, 2016|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

The EPA and The Clean Power Plan: The Climate Science is Far from Settled

Originally posted in Energy Central 9 February 2016 | By Steve Heins, The Word Merchant “The EPA and The Clean Power Plan: The Climate Science is Far from Settled,” (…and the EPA hasn’t yet addressed any of the important issues surrounding the energy, technology and telecommunication convergence.) While many of us actively try to follow the broad-based scientific discussions [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:54:11+00:00 February 9th, 2016|Categories: Energy, Environment, Original Heins|Tags: , |0 Comments

Do the Colorado Toxic Spills Foretell Nightmares for the EPA?

Originally posted in Energy Central Posted on October 16, 2015 Posted By: Stephen Heins Topic: Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Management For decades the EPA, with its piercing scrutiny, complex regulations, and ruthless punishment of polluters, has ruled through fear and intimidation. But with a growing list of recent debacles, scandal, and regulatory snafus, the tables may [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:54:11+00:00 October 16th, 2015|Categories: Environment, Original Heins|Tags: |2 Comments

Do the Colorado Toxic Spills Foretell Nightmares for the EPA?

For decades the EPA, with its piercing scrutiny, complex regulations, and ruthless punishment of polluters, has ruled through fear and intimidation. But with a growing list of recent debacles, scandal, and regulatory snafus, the tables may be turning, and the EPA itself may have good reason to feel afraid, especially after triggering a second wastewater spill [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:54:11+00:00 October 16th, 2015|Categories: Environment, Original Heins|Tags: , |0 Comments

With The Clean Power Plan, EPA Has Given Up On Cooperative Federalism

Originally posted in Forbes/Opinion 4 Mar 2015 | By Stephen Heins The idea of “cooperative federalism” began with the New Deal in the 1930s when it came to include a division of responsibilities among the states and the federal government agencies of electric power and distribution. By the passage of the Clean Air Act of 1970, the EPA set [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:54:11+00:00 March 4th, 2015|Categories: Energy, Environment, Original Heins|Tags: , |0 Comments

Practical Environmentalism In The Noisy World Of Energy

Originally posted in Forbes/Opinion 23 Dec 2014 | By Stephen Heins The world of energy (oil, pipelines, OPEC, fracking, gasoline prices, peak oil, tar sands and natural gas, to mention the most overly discussed) has entered a new phase, while reasserting its place in the world headlines. In the meantime, another very important American energy story—electricity for the present [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:54:11+00:00 December 23rd, 2014|Categories: Environment, Original Heins|Tags: |0 Comments

Sobering News Requires Immediate Action

13 May 2007 | by Stephen Heins A report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued earlier this month provides a sobering assessment of the impact global warming could have on the climate and has prompted government officials, environmentalists, and even some of the most skeptical conservatives to sit up and take [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:54:11+00:00 May 13th, 2007|Categories: Environment, Original Heins|Tags: |0 Comments

California Gets its Energy Policy Affairs in Order: Energy Action Plan II is Blueprint for Optimization and Cooperation

Originally posted by Energy Central September 19, 2005 | By Stephen Heins Now that California is in the last stages of adopting its Energy Action Plan II, it is an opportune time to discuss the comprehensive solutions being enacted there. First and foremost, California has been able to conduct a thorough discussion of energy policy and [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:54:12+00:00 September 19th, 2005|Categories: Energy, Environment, Original Heins|Tags: , |0 Comments