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 2013
In society’s ongoing quest for a more sustainable energy future, there is always room for another innovative source of clean power. Along those lines, generating electricity from garbage is not new.
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October 2013
Storage is the missing link that will enable renewables to become a reliable supply of mainstream energy. It is no wonder then that, as renewables expand in their reach, new and innovative forms of storing that energy also become more relevant. READ MORE
October 2013
If energy markets are a zero-sum game, then renewables’ gains are a loss to any of the other forms of energy that they displace. In this case, the losers are fossil fuels.
 One of those fossil fuels, and the one that most proponents of a cleaner energy future would be happy to see disappear, is coal.
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September 2013
In the race to show greater leadership in corporate sustainability practices, one company has consistently raised the bar. Shortly after Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, announced its ambitious plans for all of its facilities to be powered 100 percent by renewable energy by the year 2020, another corporate giant came out with a proposal that generated its own buzz.
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September 2013
New technologies are often gauged by their ability to break new ground. By that measure alone, offshore wind has arrived.
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September 2013
Every economic crisis breeds a certain amount of positive forward-thinking, as everyone from the wealthy investor to the hardworking assembly-line worker searches for signs that things will improve. While the worst of the economic crisis may be behind us, it is no less tempting to search for signs that better times still lay ahead.
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September 2013
Reputations are hard to live down. Take, for example, rigid aluminum—used for electrical conduit—and its reputation for high cost. According to a recent study, that may be more misperception than fact.
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September 2013
The push to a green energy society has many benefits. Among them are the severing of dependency on foreign oil, combatting global warming, and a generally cleaner planet.
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September 2013
As digital innovation, green power and energy efficiency become increasingly intertwined in our daily lives, it makes sense that manufacturers recognize the growing interconnectedness of their products and the importance of that interconnectedness to the consumer. A group of industry leaders has teamed up 
to show consumers that they get it.
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