Posts By Stephen Heins


Posted on: June 30, 2005
In Alan Murray's recent article entitled “Will ‘Social Responsibility’ Harm Business?: Are the capitalists abandoning capitalism?” I believe he made some serious analytical mistakes. For example, there is the matter creating an either/or scenario as it relates capitalism and environmentalism without admitting any middle ground. Then, there is the fact ... more...
Filed under: Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Management
Posted on: June 15, 2005
Some longtime U.S. energy watchers may be excused for calling May 9, 2005 an important date in the history of energy in the United States. Like most such dates, May 9th was not a day with screaming newspaper headlines or compelling TV footage. In fact, if you did not open ... more...
Filed under: Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Management
Posted on: October 22, 2004
Dear Governor Schwarzenegger: In a recent article in the New York Times Magazine section, David Brooks - a columnist on the Op-Ed page of The New York Times, a senior editor at The Weekly Standard, a contributing editor at Newsweek and the Atlantic Monthly, and a commentator on "The Newshour ... more...
Filed under: Energy Efficiency
Posted on: September 8, 2004
Energy Efficiency is finally being recognized as an important component to America's energy future. In particular, states like Pennsylvania and Wisconsin have begun discussion about including Energy Efficiency into what many states call Renewable portfolios and Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). The whole idea being that combining Energy Efficiency and Renewables ... more...
Filed under: Energy Efficiency
Posted on: August 24, 2004
On August 13th and 14th, 2003, Americans and Canadians received a vivid illustration of the potential damage caused by electrical outages when a massive blackout hit both Canada and the U.S. in the Northeast and Upper Midwest. While headlines screamed "third-world electrical infrastructure" and "$100 billion needed to up-date North ... more...
Filed under: T&D Reliability
Posted on: July 8, 2004
Energy Efficiency Management for Businesses Aligns Utilities with Manufacturers & Regulators As is so often the case with any form of legislation, each individual law represents a compromise built around a coalition of diverse forces. In the case of energy and electricity, one needs to look no further than the ... more...
Filed under: Energy Efficiency
Posted on: May 21, 2004
While the worst part of the economic recovery process is probably past, the gut-wrenching changes brought on by the manufacturing sector's recession of 2001-2003 are likely to be permanent. One clear economic theme has emerged: The necessity to transform as many fixed costs into variable costs as possible. This has ... more...
Filed under: Energy Efficiency
Posted on: November 4, 2003
The current state of energy in the U.S., especially after the California Energy Crisis and the Blackout of 2003, is undergoing a paradigm shift. There was a time when the major power for change in the electricity industry resided with the utilities, the federal government and individual state public service ... more...
Filed under: Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Management
Posted on: September 18, 2003
September 8, 2003. As of August 14th, 2003, Americans with short memories or no memory at all about previous blackouts received a vivid illustration of the potential damage caused by electrical outages. While the headlines screamed “third-world electrical infrastructure” and “$100 billion needed to up-date U.S. electrical grid,” the United ... more...
Filed under: T&D Reliability
Posted on: July 21, 2003
The Virtual Power Plant (VPP) is a new approach to solving our country's electrical energy problems by utilizing innovative products with a creative funding mechanism. The VPP provides displaced electrical capacity to the consumer and the utilities by installing energy efficient devices, which can be measured and verified. This displaced ... more...
Filed under: Demand Management

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