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 2010
In August, the new Greenway Self Park garage in downtown Chicago was dedicated. It uses the powerful winds coming off Lake Michigan, other green elements and stunning architecture to demonstrate what practicality and sustainability are all about. READ MORE
October 2010
“As far as we know, this is the largest hydrogen fuel cell system ever put into service,” said Guy McAree, spokesman for Ballard Power Systems, the manufacturer of the 1-megawatt, portable power plant. It’s the size of a large shipping container mounted on an over-the-road trailer that will be shipped shortly from Burnaby, British Columbia, to Eastlake, Ohio. READ MORE
September 2010
Scientists and technologists around the world are beginning to see the promising possibilities of graphene to build cheap, lightweight conductors for everything from solar-power systems to computer touchscreens. READ MORE
September 2010
The popular claim is that everything is bigger in Texas. When it comes to utility-scale batteries, it’s no exaggeration, now that a 4-megawatt (MW) sodium-sulfur battery system is operational in Presidio, Texas. In the event of a transmission-line failure, the new battery is capable of powering the entire city of 5,000 for up to eight hours. READ MORE
September 2010
In late July, the renewable-energy developer Terra-Gen Power broke ground on what it hopes to be the world’s largest wind-generation project. It is located in the Mojave Desert north of Los Angeles. According to the developer, the Alta Wind Energy Center (AWEC) will field nearly 600 turbines with the capacity to generate 1,550 megawatts (MW) of energy when completed. READ MORE
August 2010
We all know Ronald McDonald, the chief of happiness of the fast-food empire. He’s been clowning around for nearly 50 years, while the Ronald McDonald House Charities has been in the serious business of helping sick children and their families since 1974. The first Ronald McDonald House opened in Philadelphia thanks to Dr. READ MORE
August 2010
The U.S. Army recently awarded a three-year contract to C&D Technologies of Blue Bell, Pa., to develop an advanced energy-storage system for use in grid-connected systems, off-grid applications and microgrid environments in conjunction with the Army’s Renewable Energy Generation Systems (REGS). READ MORE
August 2010
N.J. Gov. Chris Christie has been blunt in his opposition to drilling for oil off the New Jersey coast and has gained substantial statewide support since the April BP oil spill. The state is highly protective of its beach tourism industry. 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

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