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 2013
Reputations are hard to live down. Take, for example, rigid aluminum—used for electrical conduit—and its reputation for high cost. According to a recent study, that may be more misperception than fact.
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September 2013
The push to a green energy society has many benefits. Among them are the severing of dependency on foreign oil, combatting global warming, and a generally cleaner planet.
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September 2013
As digital innovation, green power and energy efficiency become increasingly intertwined in our daily lives, it makes sense that manufacturers recognize the growing interconnectedness of their products and the importance of that interconnectedness to the consumer. A group of industry leaders has teamed up 
to show consumers that they get it.
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September 2013
Success in the renewable-energy revolution seems to be measured at least in part by bragging rights and record-breaking, as states leapfrog over each other for the title of largest wind farm, highest portfolio standard or some other bar-raising, eye-catching announcement.
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August 2013
Every electrical project is fraught with danger and risk. However, not every project involves stringing cable over a gorge, suspending yourself from it in a basket, and stabilizing it so your employer can walk across it later without falling to his death.
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August 2013
As the quest continues for new ways to store renewable power, making it a more competitive source of energy on a massive scale, the search for capable storage materials becomes more surreal. In the latest twist in this intriguing story, researchers at the University of Maryland (UMD) have developed a nano-battery that runs on the most unlikely of materials: wood.
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July 2013
As alternative-energy sources become more commonplace, the need for infrastructure to support their expanding reach into mainstream energy markets is also on the rise. Microgrids have emerged as an ideal technology to meet this growing demand. A recent study confirms the interplay of the two trends.
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July 2013
Within the larger movement 
of green power, the fledgling tidal-energy industry has yet to make its proverbial big splash. With one project across the pond, all of that may soon change.
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July 2013
Despite the growing popularity of solar and wind power, the two renewable technologies still suffer from one glaring weakness: both generate power at nature’s mercy.
 Their intermittent productivity is widely known. Now, a team of scientists at Stanford University and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have developed a new technology that may address this flaw.
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