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

July 2013
Much has been said about smart grid technology and its potential for efficient power management. Up to this point, the emphasis has been on potential.
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July 2013
We have seen it before in the movies—machines so smart they start to talk to each other and think for themselves, to the point where they even turn against 
the humans who 
created them. If this is starting to sound a little too much like “The Terminator,” have no fear. So far, the machines haven’t risen with malicious intent.
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June 2013
As the Internet continues to expand its reach into every facet of our daily lives, so too does the speed with which we want to connect to it. One recent analysis confirms this trend, revealing that both Internet reach and connection speeds are on an upward trend around the world.Akamai Technologies is a Massachusetts-based provider of cloud platforms. READ MORE
June 2013
As digital technology occupies an ever-widening space in our daily lives, the prospect of total digital control over the household does not seem too far-fetched. In the latest iteration of the ongoing techno-evolution, AT&T recently announced the launch of a service that will give customers remote access to home security and a variety of other home management functions in a single system. READ MORE
May 2013
The volume of energy consumed by buildings and the importance of energy efficiency in reducing that consumption are both now well-established elements of today’s green power movement. At the point where the two converge, building commissioning services are about to take a spin. READ MORE
May 2013
As the world’s energy markets change and grow, so do the needs of energy providers to safely and efficiently manage the power they deliver. Ancillary services maintain safe, reliable and secure transmission of energy on the grid. They play an important role in the rapidly changing environment of today’s energy technology. READ MORE
May 2013
As electric vehicles (EVs) gain momentum in the race to win over motorists, one thing is still slowing them down: Many would-be owners can’t warm up to the idea of the long charging time. If some analyst projections are correct, slow charging EVs may soon be outdated. READ MORE
May 2013
Consider it a luxury. As a particular technology matures and becomes widely accepted, a new set of challenges emerge. Such is the case for the smart grid, which is passing the point of being a novelty and entering the realm of accepted practice. Perhaps even the adjective “smart” no longer applies, as there will soon be no difference between grids that are and aren’t. READ MORE
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

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