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

  • By Felix König (Eigenes Werk (own work) - Samsung S750) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
June 2016
The nuclear power industry suffered another setback in California on Tuesday when PG&E announced that it will close the Diablo Canyon power plant in San Luis Obispo County. It is the second such closure in California in the last three years. READ MORE
June 2016
No profession is impacted more by the changes taking place in the energy sector than electrical contractors and electrical workers. Recognizing the opportunities that this presents, representatives of both groups have teamed up in Los Angeles on a retrofit project that will set a new standard for net zero energy consumption in commercial buildings. READ MORE
June 2016
In places such as Arizona, where utilities and the solar industry bicker over pricing and metering policies, everyone suffers. In Los Angeles, where the same policies are embraced, everyone wins as increasingly larger projects come online.
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June 2016
There are dangerous jobs, and there are extremely dangerous jobs. Electrical line workers are near the top of the list.
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May 2016
It could be said that the green movement has mastered the art of the possible, lauding every technological breakthrough as an innovative way for society to reduce harmful pollutants, harness renewable-energy sources and allow us to live comfortably in a digital age.
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May 2016
The success of one technology often feeds another. For example, renewable power and energy storage have each other to thank, in many respects, for their combined rising popularity. Storage helps meet the needs of renewables, and their growth, in turn, increases the demand for more storage.
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May 2016
Like the desert in summer, the solar power controversy in Arizona continues to sizzle. The drama involving Arizona Public Service (APS), net metering and solar power has been well documented. Now, a new storyline has emerged.
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May 2016
It should come as no surprise that cities are at the forefront of society’s movement toward a more energy-efficient, green and technologically driven future.
 Collectively referred to as “smart cities,” market research firm Navigant Research has documented their growth. It is predicting robust expansion in the global market.
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May 2016
Nothing is infallible. Even the growing deployment of smart-grid technology can’t eliminate power outages. According to a recent report, power outages continue to be a problem for businesses and residential customers.
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