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

July 2016
In the widening embrace 
of renewable energy, cities have become a catalyst. For example, San Francisco recently approved an ordinance requiring solar panels on all new residential and commercial buildings constructed in the city beginning in January 2017.
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July 2016
Technology is all about opportunity and innovation convergence. In a poor, rural, Southern California school district, officials saw an opportunity to meet a critical need for internet access and came up with an innovative solution, using one of its most plentiful resources.
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July 2016
States, like the people who live in them, respond to adversity in different ways. As the nation’s coal industry confronts a mounting collection of challenges, one state that relies heavily on the industry has chosen an optimistic path 
of defiance.
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July 2016
Standards for new technology are necessary to encourage growth and innovation by ensuring interoperability and compatibility of new devices.
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June 2016
Much of what we think we know about renewable technology comes from visual association. However, much of renewable energy is invisible.
 One such project is a proposed cable to bring electricity generated from renewable sources to New York City. The high-voltage direct current (HVDC) electric transmission line will be installed underground and underwater.
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June 2016
The need to modernize the nation’s outdated electrical infrastructure has become something of an axiom in the age of renewables. Recognizing that need, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has offered an incentive.
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June 2016
Whether it is the sun, wind or waves, every region is blessed with renewable resources waiting to be harnessed for power. Recognizing the renewable resources of their landscape, two Midwest utilities recently announced wind-power plans.
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  • By Felix König (Eigenes Werk (own work) - Samsung S750) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
June 2016
The nuclear power industry suffered another setback in California on Tuesday when PG&E announced that it will close the Diablo Canyon power plant in San Luis Obispo County. It is the second such closure in California in the last three years. READ MORE
June 2016
No profession is impacted more by the changes taking place in the energy sector than electrical contractors and electrical workers. Recognizing the opportunities that this presents, representatives of both groups have teamed up in Los Angeles on a retrofit project that will set a new standard for net zero energy consumption in commercial buildings. READ MORE

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