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

October 2017
In what is being described as the "October Fire Siege," more than 250 wildfires have raged across California in a little over a week. READ MORE
September 2017
As the nation's electricity generation and transmission infrastructure undergoes profound changes, the federal government is taking steps to ensure that the system remains reliable, resilient and affordable for many years to come. READ MORE
September 2017
As data about home energy use expands, the next big thing could come from new products and services companies create to analyze and use that data. READ MORE
September 2017
It is becoming commonplace in the renewable energy sector for overlapping industries to team up for opportunities of scale and efficiency. Witness the evolution of electric vehicles (EVs) as not just a clean way to get around but as a key storage component of the smart grid. Another marriage of overlapping industries has taken place between battery technology and wind and solar generation. READ MORE
September 2017
Cost competitiveness has long been solar power’s biggest challenge. The industry has made great progress on this front and now may be looking beyond cost to other challenges that impede widespread adoption. READ MORE
September 2017
Already a leader among states in the adoption of green power policies, the Golden State has set its site on a new, more ambitious set of standards. Even in a state like California, raising the bar for clean energy is anything but a sure thing, as several ambitious bills failed in the closing days of the state legislature. READ MORE
September 2017
Science and innovation have helped propel renewable energy into the mainstream, and they will continue to fuel that trend into the future. According to a recent report by the Department of Energy (DOE), science could help dramatically reduce the cost of wind power over the next decade. READ MORE
September 2017
As the nation's energy mix evolves to comprise an expanding supply of green power, its distribution systems must also keep up with those changes. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is supporting research toward that end to encourage greater modernization and resiliency on the grid. READ MORE
August 2017
For some progressive industries, getting started is a little like the proverbial question of the chicken or the egg. For example, which comes first, electric vehicles (EVs) or charging stations? READ MORE