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

May 2013
Gone are the days when the thought of wind power in some far-off land was strictly a quaint endeavor. Tourists will always have their photo ops of rustic windmills on the farm in Holland or rural Kansas, for that matter. But these days the windmills aren’t just pumping water or oil, and what they are generating is expanding on a scale of global proportions. READ MORE
May 2013
If wind- and solar-generated electricity are changing the way we look at our relationship to the grid, the transformation is only visible when the sources of that generation are in full force or, more specifically, when the gusts are strong and the sun is high. Storage technology is the key to enabling renewables to overcome their intermittent nature. READ MORE
April 2013
Transformative change often requires major societal shifts to reach and cross the proverbial tipping point. The transition to renewable power is no exception, where the occasional installation of rooftop solar systems and a few hybrid cars buzzing through the neighborhood will not be enough to propel a widespread conversion. READ MORE
April 2013
In the ongoing push for a cleaner and more sustainable energy society, growing popular and political support for renewables are two strong indicators of success. READ MORE
April 2013
As the consumption of power generated by unconventional sources grows, so does the need to store that power. Whether it is due to the intermittent nature of the power (as in the case of renewables) or the need for portability (as in the case of electric and hybrid electric cars), energy storage is becoming an integral component of the clean-energy movement. READ MORE
April 2013
We live in an age of rapid innovation, so it should come as little surprise that even the technology for something as simple as a common lamp is in a state of flux. READ MORE
March 2013
It’s been said that, if you talk to three economists, you will get no less than four different and equally plausible explanations for why the economy is the way it is. This same principle could be applied to recent observations about the nation’s housing market. By various accounts, the housing market appears to be steadying itself after several years of turmoil. READ MORE
March 2013
It’s not enough that technology is being described as smart. Now it even has the power to heal itself. “Self-healing” and “self-aware” are two of the terms San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) is using to describe the new, super-resilient smart grid it is developing with various high-tech upgrades to existing infrastructure. READ MORE
March 2013
If renewable energy is driven by innovation and creativity, then the state of New Jersey has taken these driving forces to a new extreme. The Garden State is cementing an already well-established reputation as a leader in green power with its latest initiative and, in so doing, throwing a twist into the typical method of solar power installations and a clever way to cut costs. READ MORE

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