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

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
May 2013
If wind- and solar-generated electricity are changing the way we look at our relationship to the grid, the transformation is only visible when the sources of that generation are in full force or, more specifically, when the gusts are strong and the sun is high. Storage technology is the key to enabling renewables to overcome their intermittent nature. 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 If some analyst projections are correct, slow charging EVs may soon be outdated.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
April 2013
We live in an age of rapid innovation, so it should come as little surprise that even the technology for something as simple as a common lamp is in a state of flux. READ MORE
April 2013
Transformative change often requires major societal shifts to reach and cross the proverbial tipping point. The transition to renewable power is no exception, where the occasional installation of rooftop solar systems and a few hybrid cars buzzing through the neighborhood will not be enough to propel a widespread conversion. READ MORE
April 2013
In the ongoing push for a cleaner and more sustainable energy society, growing popular and political support for renewables are two strong indicators of success. READ MORE
April 2013
As the consumption of power generated by unconventional sources grows, so does the need to store that power. Whether it is due to the intermittent nature of the power (as in the case of renewables) or the need for portability (as in the case of electric and hybrid electric cars), energy storage is becoming an integral component of the clean-energy movement. READ MORE

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