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

January 2014
The Great Recession and real estate market collapse will always be linked. Just as the real estate crash of a few years ago has been primarily blamed for the economic downturn that followed, the housing market now is being closely monitored for signs of a recovery that could lead to wider economic growth.
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December 2013
The benefits of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as a brighter, more efficient alternative to fluorescent lamps have become common knowledge. It may only be a matter of time before LEDs become the lighting source of choice for consumers.
 What is not so widely known is another beneficial use of LEDs—as a wireless network router.
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December 2013
It is logical to think of an electric vehicle (EV) as a device that consumes power. After all, it is a car that runs on electricity.
 What is slightly less intuitive but equally brilliant is to also think of it as a source of power and, taking that concept a step further, to use it as an ancillary device that supports the grid.
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December 2013
You know you’ve hit the big time when New York City sings your praises. In October, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a plan to retrofit the streetlight network with LEDs.
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December 2013
While they may not be exciting, standards do as much for progress as technological innovations. In the last few years, design advances, popular support and political rhetoric have combined to make building energy efficiency a sustainable energy force as compelling as renewable power or electric vehicles.
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December 2013
Energy Efficiency’s expanding role in the sustainable energy movement can be assessed by various measures. One of them is the use of smart meters. If the results of one recent report are any indication, the technology is catching on.
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November 2013
A lot can be learned about changes in the energy sector by looking at the various markets that serve it. For example, demand for energy service companies mirrors building energy efficiency and renewable-power expansion. Market research firm Navigant confirmed this dynamic in its study, “The U.S. Energy Service Company Market,” which projects a robust phase of growth.
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November 2013
In a slightly different twist on the meaning of “wireless,” residents of one Southern California community are getting their wish as the local power provider rips out above-ground transmission lines and moves them underground.
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November 2013
While renewables’ overall contribution to worldwide energy production may still be relatively small compared to traditional sources of power, they have generated no small amount of buzz and hype by always managing to outsize themselves with some newer, bigger and better model that sets the standard for an industry.
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