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 2013
Nearly two-thirds of U.S energy executives now believe the United States can reach energy independence by 2030, eliminating dependency on foreign oil. This conclusion comes from the 11th annual Energy Industry Outlook Survey conducted by the KPMG Global Energy Institute, an audit, tax and advisory firm. READ MORE
July 2013
If the United States stops burning coal, shuts down one-quarter of existing nuclear reactors and trims its use of natural gas by 2050, the resulting increased reliance on wind, solar and other renewables will not result in a less reliable electricity grid.
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June 2013
Once they have finished powering electric vehicles (EVs), it may not be the end of the road for those big batteries, according to a new research project underway at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). READ MORE
June 2013
Imcorp, provider of the Factory Grade test for power cable systems, recently released its 2012 Annual Cable System Quality Rating for utility-scale renewable-energy sites. This test locates existing cable system defects and predicts future reliability of new or old cable systems ranging from 5 kilovolts (kV) to 500 kV. READ MORE
May 2013
Recent test flights in Alabama directed by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) of prototype unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and payloads of video and other sensing equipment indicate that drone technology could be deployed to assess damage to electric transmission and distribution systems following major storms. READ MORE
May 2013
Double energy production by 2030 is the message that Dan Arvizu, director of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and a blue-ribbon panel of 20 energy experts recently drove home at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. They declared that the United States can double its energy productivity by 2030—and do it in ways that bolster the economy. READ MORE
May 2013
Intermittency of solar power production is one of the major challenges utility operators face today. READ MORE
April 2013
As recent storms have proven, extreme weather conditions threaten lives, disrupt the economy, and devastate electric generation, transmission and distribution systems, often resulting in very long power outages. READ MORE
April 2013
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), which is the coordinator of the U.S. voluntary standardization system, and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council Inc. (IREC) recently announced that the ANSI-IREC program for the accreditation of renewable energy and energy-efficiency certificates has completed its pilot phase and is now accepting general applications. READ MORE

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