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

March 2013
One of the beauties of new technology is its ability to give us things we never knew we needed and then get us hooked on it. A case in point may be the LuminAR. This prototype, designed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) doctoral student Natan Linder and MIT professor Pattie Maes, combines two mechanical components to create an evolved version of so-called augmented reality (AR). READ MORE
February 2013
It makes sense that, as each form of digital technology goes wireless, the process of charging up all those devices would eventually go wireless, too. Soon, even electric vehicles (EVs) will have the ability to charge up without wires. READ MORE
February 2013
It’s almost an axiom of technology that some of the greatest innovations in consumer electronics come from the military. For example, microwave ovens are linked to the first radar technology developed by the military in World War II. Now the military is revisiting that old technology in the hopes that it may lead to another level of innovation in communications. READ MORE
February 2013
With all of the help and all of the hype they have enjoyed in the last few years, renewables are starting to get their proverbial legs underneath them. That is not to say they have progressed beyond the point where they could use some assistance from the public sector. READ MORE
February 2013
Those who follow the emergence of renewables know that one of the biggest drawbacks is intermittency. The wind and the sun are not necessarily most plentiful when electricity is in demand. The solution to this problem is storage. Stored power can be turned on whenever it’s needed regardless of when it was generated. The energy sector has responded with a strong interest. READ MORE
January 2013
If you build it, they will come. That could be the axiom for a massive wind power transmission project planned offshore of the Mid-Atlantic. READ MORE
January 2013
In the ongoing national conversation about the role of clean, alternative sources of power, various measures exist to gauge the success of these industries in grabbing a bigger share of our nation’s total energy consumption. READ MORE
January 2013
If the high installation cost of solar photovoltaics (PV) has been the one thing preventing it from being a completely viable clean-energy alternative, the industry may finally be over that barrier. READ MORE
January 2013
Two studies released recently confirm commonly accepted solutions to climate change are swelling on a global scale. The Denmark-based wind turbine manufacturer, Vestas, commissioned two studies that reveal strong support for renewable power globally from consumers and the companies that make the products they buy. READ MORE

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