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

December 2012
Integrating the various forms of renewable energy into our complex patterns of transmission, distribution and consumption is nothing less than a monumental transformation. On the other hand, the industry is making great strides, and new smart grid technologies are playing a vital role. READ MORE
December 2012
If the hallmark of renewable technology is its ability to harness the earth’s forces in new and imaginative ways, then one recent innovation is really riding a wave. The Oslo, Norway-based risk management company, DNV, has announced the development of a new concept that will take advantage of the vast solar capacity of the earth’s oceans. READ MORE
November 2012
Who says government can’t be run more like a business? The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has launched an initiative that embraces one of the fundamental principles of market economics. It aims to help the solar industry overcome the stubborn obstacle of pricing in a manner that even the most strident critics of big government would appreciate. READ MORE
November 2012
This year will cap an impressive string of environmental feats for one auto manufacturer. READ MORE
November 2012
One of the primary objectives of the design/build philosophy is saving time and money for everyone involved in a project. But those savings won’t be possible if all the parties don’t employ the right construction methods. READ MORE
November 2012
The need to upgrade the nation’s aging grid infrastructure has become more apparent. Fortunately, utilities and public officials are up to the task. In the Northeast, one big project cleared a major hurdle, bringing it a step closer to delivering more power efficiently and at lower cost to customers. READ MORE
November 2012
With efficiency now occupying a top-tier status in the effort to transform energy use, it was only a matter of time before the spotlight trained on waste and building construction. An architectural firm in Brighton, England, has taken that concept to the extreme. READ MORE
October 2012
As the use of renewable power, electric vehicles (EVs) and the smart grid become more widespread and integrated, one challenge also becomes more apparent: storage. Thankfully, the experts are on it. This summer, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced funding for the development of new technologies in this field. READ MORE
October 2012
Much of the smart grid’s strength lies in its use of wireless technology to improve monitoring, information flow and efficiency. As powerful as that combination may be, a couple of California utilities have taken it to a new low. That is to say they have taken it underground. READ MORE

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