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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

Climate science violates the basic precepts of science

By |May 14th, 2019|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |

Thought Piece For Judith Curry, one of the leading climate science skeptics on the planet, the idea that an increase in carbon emissions automatically increases the earth’s temperature is [...]

Electric Fracking Could Take Over The Permian

By |May 9th, 2019|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|

Thought Piece Electric Fracking on the Horizon! Efficient Energy is more important than any other source of energy, other than energy efficiency. They both are cheaper, cleaner, quicker!!! "The [...]

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Steve Heins’ is Creating a Small NGO: “The Practical Environmentalist” (aka the energy pragmatist).org

By |May 8th, 2019|Categories: About Steve, Original Heins|

Steve Heins' is Creating a Small NGO: "The Practical Environmentalist" (aka the energy pragmatist).org Getting serious about credible energy and environmental writing/reporting. Historically, Heins has been writer on subjects [...]

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The Reason Renewables Can’t Power Modern Civilization Is Because They Were Never Meant To

By |May 8th, 2019|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|

Thought Piece We owe Max Brod. After promising his dear friend Franz Kafka (who was on his death bed) that he wouldn't publish his writing, Max Brod waited for [...]

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New Nature Study Affirms the Climate Benefits of Increased Natural Gas Use

By |May 6th, 2019|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|

Thought Piece New "Nature Magazine" published Study affirms the Climate Benefits of Increased Natural Gas Use The “seminal” piece by Naomi Oreskes, “Merchants of Doubt,” and the “Indirect Health [...]

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Why I Don’t “Believe” in “Science”

By |April 30th, 2019|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|

Thought Piece Why I don't "believe" in today's environmental activism. And, why I don't believe much in the agitprop from the Big Green Machine. "After billions and billions of [...]

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Why the EPA is Partly to Blame for the Flint Water Crisis

By |April 29th, 2019|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|

Thought Piece Credibility isn’t an ordinary Word. Why hasn’t any investigative reporter picked up this ongoing story about the EPA under the leadership of Gina McCarthy and Janet McCabe [...]

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Flint’s Water Crisis Started 5 Years Ago. It’s Not Over.

By |April 26th, 2019|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |

Thought Piece The Credibility of One-Eyed Environmental Sources In terms of credibility, NTY does not even refer to the former EPA’s (under Gina McCarthy) involvement in the Flint Water [...]

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18 SPECTACULARLY WRONG EARTH DAY PREDICTIONS: EXPECT MORE THIS YEAR

By |April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|

Thought Piece In 2019, there should be a Full Disclosure requirement (including all published quotes) for the latest group of catastrophists such as prognosticators, forecasters, futurist, meteorologists, climatologist, scientists, [...]

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Kenney building ‘war room’ to counter environmental groups, negative media coverage of Alberta’s oil industry

By |April 21st, 2019|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|

Thought Piece To quote the ubiquitous Anonymous: “Environmental activism does not destroy things, but rather it inexhaustibly prevents them from ever coming into being.” It is time for Canada [...]

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‘Eco-colonialism’: Rift grows between Indigenous leaders and green activists

By |April 19th, 2019|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|

Thought Piece This is a piece by Claudia Cattaneo from 2018 that still echoes in my head. Certainly, it is a story with continuing importance to Canada, its politics [...]

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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