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

September 2012
The ongoing quest for more efficient, greener power seems to touch on almost every aspect of modern life, including cars, home electricity, manufacturing and building construction. Even lighting has come under scrutiny. In that regard, a recent report by the U.S. READ MORE
September 2012
Despite the growing popularity of solar power, the one thing that still casts a long shadow over the technology, and keeps everyone from installing a new photovoltaic (PV) system on their rooftop, is the high upfront cost. Recognizing this barrier, incentives are the norm. New York has adopted a generous package of incentives designed to power more homes and businesses by the sun. READ MORE
September 2012
Research into photovoltaic (PV) technology, like all renewables, is always striving for greater efficiencies and lower production costs. That quest often creates seemingly unimaginable possibilities. For example, consider solar glass with a view. While it may sound a little far-fetched, one recent breakthrough could give new meaning to the concept of power windows. READ MORE
August 2012
The sustainable energy movement is full of surprises. Naturally occurring sources of power are always ready to emerge from the most unlikely global elements. READ MORE
August 2012
Efficiency and conservation have become well-established elements of the green power movement, and, in that regard, smart meters have become one of the primary tools to help consumers and utilities do their part. Although they have encountered opposition in some locales, adoption rates of the technology continues to grow, and one California utility has emerged as something of a standard-bearer. READ MORE
August 2012
In the quest for a more energy-efficient future, no detail gets overlooked. As part of the Obama administration’s strategy for increasing efficiency and reducing the cost of energy in America, the Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced a significant investment in the processes that manufacture solid-state lighting technologies (SSL). READ MORE
August 2012
It’s almost an axiom that new technologies often get their start in the military. Take the Internet. READ MORE
August 2012
In the years that renewable power has been fighting for market competitiveness, overcoming the high capital costs compared to conventional energy sources has always been the big challenge. Now, for at least one form of renewable energy, it appears that challenge may have been met. READ MORE
July 2012
Offshore wind power has generated its fair share of buzz in recent years as a vast, untapped well of renewable power. Most of that publicity reflects the controversy surrounding offshore development proposed for the Atlantic coast, as proponents square off against environmentalists and property owners worried about intrusion on coastal views. READ MORE

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