Mike Breslin

Freelance Writer

Mike Breslin is a freelance writer based in New Jersey. He has 30-years experience writing for newspapers, magazines, multimedia and video production companies with concentration on business, energy, environmental and technical subjects. Mike is author of the sea adventure novels Found At Sea, Mystery of the Fjord Tide and Riddle of the Atlantis Moon. His short stories are posted on AmazonShorts.com.

Articles by Mike Breslin

July 2010
Smart Grid pilot and demonstration programs are underway in 33 states, according to a new report, “Smart Grid Growing Pains” from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. According to the report, utilities around the country face a number of challenges that need to be managed to ensure project costs are contained, cross-industry alliances are functional and customers are engaged. READ MORE
July 2010
As the electric grid develops to incorporate renewable generation, more robust transmission and smart meters, utilities are beginning to work on the final segment of delivery by automating their distribution networks. READ MORE
June 2010
A new survey of more than 1,400 North American executives and managers responsible for making investments and managing energy in commercial buildings found that planned investment in energy efficiency is expected to rebound in 2010. READ MORE
June 2010
A recent report, “Reenergizing America’s Defense,” released by the Pew Project on National Security, Energy and Climate described how the Department of Defense (DOD) has initiated aggressive clean-energy programs in pursuit of its economic, security and environmental goals. The DOD, which accounts for nearly 80 percent of U.S. READ MORE
June 2010
Nicola Tesla proposed the theory of wireless power transmission in the late 1800s and, in the early 1900s, he wirelessly powered lighting fixtures at his lab. Today, you can see how his idea has progressed at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry at a smart home exhibit, which is open through Jan. 9, 2011. READ MORE
May 2010
The Navy is working with the Lighting Science Group Corp. to relamp streetscapes, parking lots and housing facilities at California’s Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) with energy-efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs). It may be the largest lighting retrofit and upgrade in U.S. Naval history. NBVC consists of two bases, Port Hueneme and Point Mugu. READ MORE
May 2010
Sailboat owners treasure the free, renewable power of wind, especially with rising fuel prices. READ MORE
May 2010
Nations Power, a certificated retail electric provider to smart-metered customers in Texas, recently announced that it is providing prepaid, real-time pricing for electricity to customers at rates 30 to 40 percent lower than other prepaid companies that bill on an estimated basis, which costs the consumer more. READ MORE
May 2010
Oceans cover more than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, which potentially makes them the world’s largest solar-energy collector and energy-storage system. According to the National Renewable Energy Lab, if less than one-tenth of 1 percent of this energy could be converted into electricity, it could supply more than 20 times the total electricity used in the United States in a single day. READ MORE

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