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

February 2015
In the larger quest to address climate change and energy use, efficiency plays a major role. Within the realm of efficiency, buildings have become a major focal point.
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February 2015
As the underdogs in the energy world, wind and solar power are constantly trying to make their case against coal and other entrenched forms of power. While they have the advantage of being cleaner than fossil fuels, several factors—including price and intermittency—still put them at a competitive disadvantage.
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January 2015
In the pursuit of technological innovation and alternative-energy sources, California has a well-established reputation as a pioneer. That reputation also applies to the field of electric vehicles (EVs).
 A proposal before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) could take the EV industry to a new level of growth by loosening restrictions on utility ownership of EV charging stations.
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January 2015
In the movement toward greater energy efficiency, buildings have been identified as one of the biggest targets. Changes in the standards that designers and policymakers use as a guideline for their own applications could pave the way for buildings to increase their efficiency beyond those gains already achieved.
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January 2015
While energy innovation enjoys a surge of popularity, one crucial element is still lacking: financing. Many forms of renewable power and other energy alternatives have made great strides toward lowering their costs and becoming competitive in open markets, but the challenges remain for many technologies.
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January 2015
As renewable energy strives 
to become more competitive with traditional sources, success is measured in a variety of ways. By one of these measures, wind power is coming on strong. According to a recent analysis by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, wind power accounted for most of the new generating capacity installed in the United States in October 2014. 
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December 2014
Evaluating the cost-
effectiveness of renewable power has always been a fairly simple calculation. As manufacturers lowered their production costs and improved the generating efficiency of their technology, renewables became more cost competitive with conventional sources of power.
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December 2014
As the landscape of power generation and distribution continues to evolve, the needs of those responsible for managing these processes also change. According to recent reports, responsible agents are taking the necessary steps to keep up with a rapidly shifting environment.
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December 2014
By all accounts, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have emerged as the new, efficient source of lighting, making most consumers forget the short-lived reign of compact fluorescents, which replaced incandescents only a few years ago.
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