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

October 2009
A new showcase house, “Green Life Smart Life,” was recently completed in Narragansett, R.I. It should be of great interest to electrical contractors, despite the fact that it used 50 percent less wire than a conventional home of the same size. Smart homes are becoming more attractive to owners. The pace of construction or renovation will accelerate as utility companies roll out smart meters. READ MORE
October 2009
Of all the regions in North America, the Midwest offers unparalleled potential to generate electricity from wind. It has some of the strongest, most consistent wind characteristics in the world; plenty of landowners eager to site wind farms on their property; and developers with money, clamoring to tap this rich natural resource. READ MORE
September 2009
When Bob Wian opened a 10-seat hamburger stand in Glendale, Calif., in 1936, he couldn’t have predicted how famous the logo of the smiling little boy in the checkered overalls would become. But Big Boy has become part of American fast-food culture. READ MORE
September 2009
With all the dismal economic news, it is encouraging to hear that people are somewhat more satisfied this year than last with cost and service from electric companies, which is according to a study from marketing information service provider J.D. Power and Associates. READ MORE
September 2009
A critical milestone on the road to a new American energy future is completing the advanced metering initiative: installing smart meters. READ MORE
August 2009
While utilities across the country are plugging in solar and wind, they also are in various stages of installing intelligent grid systems to improve control, conservation and reliability. Critical to these efforts is building bulk and distributed storage capacity. READ MORE
August 2009
Private and government energy experts have long agreed that major upgrades are sorely needed for our nation’s electric transmission infrastructure—-particularly for the Eastern Interconnection, a vast area composed of all the states east of the Rocky Mountains, with the exception of Texas, which is governed by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. READ MORE
August 2009
Six Flags, the world's largest regional theme park operatorvirgvir, made two major announcements in June. First, it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Second, it announced a major companywide plan to go green. READ MORE
August 2009
Harnessing and coordinating the power of wind, solar and battery storage and smoothly integrating these resources with the grid is a formidable technical challenge, but it is crucial to America’s future of mixed-source renewable energy. READ MORE

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