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

September 2011
Nuclear power lobbyists may have influence in Washington, D.C., but they seem to be getting knocked out at the state legislative level. So far in 2011, the nuclear power industry has a record of zero wins and six losses in Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina and Wisconsin. READ MORE
September 2011
In mid-July, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) placed the last two transmission lines, both from Widows Creek Fossil Plant, back in service 74 days after sustaining unprecedented damage due to severe storms and tornadoes in April on its power transmission system. In addition to many TVA crews, a number of private electrical contractors, including Dillard Smith Construction Co. READ MORE
August 2011
Editor's Note: for more pictures from Joplin, click here. On May 22, 2011, one of the deadliest tornadoes in our nation’s history ripped through the city of Joplin, Mo. Winds faster than 200 mph tore a path of devastation nearly a half-mile wide and 10 miles long. Approximately one-third of the city of 50,000 was either destroyed or severely damaged. At press time, the death toll stood at 159. READ MORE
August 2011
Rising energy prices, government incentives and enhanced public image are driving energy efficiency in buildings to new heights as a growing number of building owners races to reduce energy consumption, according to the results of the fifth annual global Energy Efficiency Indicator Survey. READ MORE
August 2011
In June, the McGraw-Hill Cos. announced plans to build the largest privately owned solar project in the Western Hemisphere on the corporation’s East Windsor, N.J., campus. McGraw-Hill partnered with NJR Clean Energy Ventures, a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources, to build the system. READ MORE
July 2011
A May report from Pike Research forecasts that, between 2010 and 2015, more than 1.3 million plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) will be purchased for use in fleet operations, with nearly 400,000 vehicles being sold annually by the end of 2015. Pike is a market research and consulting firm that analyzes global clean-technology markets. READ MORE
July 2011
Of the approximately 1 million transformers used by U.S. electric utilities, only about 2 percent are currently monitored. As the grid becomes smarter and the ability to access and monitor information from networks of distribution transformers and overhead lines develops, utilities will be able to realize savings, improve efficiency and reliability, and avoid large unnecessary capital costs. READ MORE
July 2011
As cars become more energy- and emissions-efficient, so are the factories that make them. General Motors recently announced two such projects that will bring renewable energy and more sustainable operation to its Michigan automobile assembly plants. READ MORE
June 2011
Spring roared in like an angry lion, crashing through many states, including North Carolina. The state experienced its worst tornadoes in more than 20 years. The severe weather killed 24 people, injured hundreds, destroyed and damaged buildings, and knocked down transmission and distribution lines. READ MORE

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