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

March 2013
While growth in heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) and electrical jobs increase, a gap persists between job requirements and available skills. READ MORE
March 2013
According to the National ­Alliance for Advanced Battery Technology, the confluence of powerful trends underway across the nation’s electrical-energy system is driving the need for a drastically different approach to managing the grid system in the 21st century. READ MORE
February 2013
Until Superstorm Sandy arrived, Con Edison operated one of the largest and most reliable electric systems in the world. But when Superstorm Sandy hit on Oct. 29, 2012, closely followed by a nasty nor’easter, it took out approximately one-third of Con Edison’s metropolitan New York and Westchester County service territory. More than 1 million customers needed to be restored. READ MORE
February 2013
Dominion, one of America’s largest energy companies, recently announced an expansion of its clean-energy portfolio by developing a major fuel cell power generating facility in Bridgeport, Conn. The new facility uses a reactive process that converts natural gas into electricity. READ MORE
February 2013
Despite continued uncertainty about the economy, Americans are showing increased confidence in the housing market and the direction of the economy, according to Fannie Mae’s November 2012 National Housing Survey. READ MORE
January 2013
Superstorm Sandy, a post-tropical cyclone, closely followed by a wicked nor’easter, left more than 1.7 million Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) customers without power. These outages represented two-thirds of New Jersey’s entire population. In a two-week period, the utility restored power to more customers than in any other storm in the state’s history and in the history of any U.S. READ MORE
January 2013
A recent study by the consulting firm Clean Power Research showed that solar power in New Jersey and Pennsylvania delivers value to the electric grid that exceeds its cost by a large margin, making it a bargain for consumers. The study found that the value solar energy delivered exceeded its cost by 50 percent to more than 100 percent. READ MORE
December 2012
What began as Hurricane Sandy affected at least 24 states from Florida to Maine with particularly severe damage in New Jersey and New York. Sandy was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record and the second-costliest U.S. hurricane in history, surpassed only by Katrina. READ MORE
December 2012
Despite all the information about smart meters that electric utilities provide to encourage customers to participate in managing their energy costs, utilities still face challenges to smart meter introduction. These findings are from the 2012 J.D. Power and Associates Smart Pulse and Customer Engagement Strategies studies. READ MORE

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