Rick Laezman

Freelance Writer

Rick Laezman is a Los Angeles-based freelancer writer. He has a passion for renewable power. He may be reached at richardlaezman@msn.com.

Articles by Rick Laezman

January 2016
In the digital age, almost anything can be an enabled device. As cell phones became portable computers and catalysts for the expansion of Wi-Fi, lamps may be next.
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January 2016
Congress has been active recently on legislation that concerns electrical contractors. 
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January 2016
In the drama of renewable energy, no power source has performed better in recent years than solar. Despite improvements in efficiency and lower costs, the future of solar power is still uncertain, and as one researcher suggests, its growth could be its own worst enemy. READ MORE
January 2016
Change is rapid in the digital age, sometimes at a dizzying pace. As that becomes normal, expectations grow for even faster change. That is the case for electric vehicles (EVs), which have broken into mainstream markets over the last few years. Despite this rapid growth, a recent report by industry advocates argues that it is nowhere near fast enough. READ MORE
December 2015
In the nationwide drive for a cleaner energy mix, efficiency continues to take on an expanding role. According to a recent publication, state governments are helping to advance the trend.
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December 2015
As our energy mix changes, the need to improve the infrastructure for delivering that power also grows. Utilities recognize that need and are investing in upgrades to their delivery systems. Customers in New York and Pennsylvania are about to benefit from one such upgrade.
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December 2015
Renewable power still has a ways to go before it can displace fossil fuels, but the efforts to boost green power generation are still making progress. According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), renewable power made up most of the newly installed capacity so far this year.
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December 2015
Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are rapidly taking their place as the pre-eminent efficient lighting source. Many cities have invested in LEDs to light their streets. One such city is Detroit.
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December 2015
A number of cities have embraced light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as an efficient street lighting technology. Making the transition is not a simple endeavor, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Gateway Demonstration program helps them evaluate the technology. Recently, the DOE published a Gateway report on Portland, Ore.’s LED streetlight conversion. READ MORE

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