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

September 2016
Government has always played an indispensable role fostering the growth of renewable energy resources. Just as one city or state can have tremendous impact, the effect of that involvement is magnified when multiple agencies share a common vision. READ MORE
September 2016
One byproduct of the renewable economy has been the growth of microgrids, as large institutions and communities look for new ways to accommodate distributed generation and utilities take measures to increase grid reliability. In addition to the new technologies they incorporate, microgrids are also benefitting from innovation in the arrangements created to finance their construction. READ MORE
September 2016
While most media coverage of solar power has focused on the industry’s steady growth, not all reports are rosy. According to the online electrical industry news source, Utility Dive, solar’s bright fortunes could be taking a slight dip on the horizon. READ MORE
September 2016
Among tech companies, Tesla has always done things in a big way. Recently, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based manufacturer of luxury electrical vehicles added to its list of outsized endeavors when it announced a major battery storage project for electric utility Southern California Edison (SCE). READ MORE
September 2016
Offshore wind has been making headway as a legitimate source of renewable energy. This summer, natural gas and electricity distributor National Grid announced it had completed a cable project to deliver electricity from the nation’s first offshore wind farm in Rhode Island—Deepwater Wind’s Block Island Wind Farm—to the grid.
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September 2016
In the realm of emerging technologies, investment is a strong barometer of momentum. According to one recent study, investment in building energy efficiency points to rapidly growing momentum in the field.
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September 2016
For renewables and energy efficiency, effective storage technologies are a key ingredient to their continued success. For its part, the battery industry is keeping up. According to a recent study by the firm Navigant Research, the market for next-generation battery technology is ready for growth.
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September 2016
Wireless communication has become an indispensable feature of everyday life. Recognizing that its role in the development of emerging technologies will be vital, the federal government has made a sizable investment in research.
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August 2016
The nuclear power industry has experienced a number of setbacks in recent years, as more plants close due to safety concerns and renewable-energy industries expand at a record pace. On the other hand, many people still consider nuclear power to be an essential energy source for the future.
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