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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 case against fracking is based on ideology, not science

By |September 14th, 2019|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|

Thought Piece My thought is that profound modesty is the core of international, federal, and state regulations. Also, good global economic development is the best strategy for environmentalism and [...]

Cheap Renewables Could Make 90% of Proposed Gas Power Plants

By |September 14th, 2019|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|

Thought Piece Look, Ma! Those stinking problems for renewables, wind and solar, have magically disappeared. We no longer have to worry about intermittency, storage, finance, technology, and distribution, thanks [...]

The Growing Market for Clean Energy Portfolios + Prospects for Gas Pipelines in the Era of Clean Energy

By |September 10th, 2019|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|

Thought Piece I think this new report will damage Rocky Mountain Institute’s credibility. It is wrong in several ways. Just saying. The Growing Market for Clean Energy Portfolios By Charles [...]

Emails Reveal Role Michael Bloomberg’s Climate Crusaders Are Playing In Maryland’s AG Office

By |September 10th, 2019|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|

Thought Piece Now, Michael Bloomberg is planting his environmental acolytes in State Attorney Generals Offices. Something smells fishy, besides the NYC Fish Market. Michael Bloomberg and His Magical Natural [...]

ExxonMobil “Investing” $100M in Gov’t Research to Lower Emissions

By |June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|

Thought Piece I cannot keep from wondering: How much the “Big Green Machine” has given to aid government research in lowing emissions? Oh, that’s right,they spend their billions on [...]

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State Policy Options to Price Carbon from Electricity

By |May 28th, 2019|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|

Thought Piece The Abject Failure of Emissions Trading and Carbon Taxation Both, a carbon tax and cap and trade, have yet to provide a single good example of working. [...]

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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 [...]

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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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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