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

April 2016
There is no shortage of blustering and boasting in the digital age, as entrepreneurs and innovators always claim to have invented the next big thing. Elon Musk, founder and CEO of electric-vehicle and battery pioneer Tesla, is known for making his share of boastful claims.
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April 2016
Government thresholds have become a commonly used tool in the pursuit of a cleaner energy mix that is less dependent on fossil fuels. Otherwise known as renewable energy portfolio standards (RPS), they require utilities in a given state to obtain a minimum percentage of their energy from renewable sources. According to the U.S. READ MORE
April 2016
From waves to wood chips to grass, the renewable energy era has been all about generating power from unlikely sources. A Washington, D.C., utility has taken this trend one step further and is harnessing power from sewage effluent.
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April 2016
The digital age has given us plenty of new lingo. From smartphones to the Internet of Things (IoT), the growth of technology has also created its own vocabulary. Now, it is time to add the term “smart state” to our digital dictionary.
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April 2016
Digital technology has made us more dependent on our electronic devices, and it has made us hungrier 
for power.
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April 2016
When something innovative catches on, other related technology often gets its own boost. In many cases, the success of the two is intertwined, each feeding off of the other. For example, it is hard to imagine the Internet without PCs and vice versa.
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March 2016
As the power sector evolves to accommodate innovations such as renewables and efficiency, utilities and providers have not always embraced change. However, conservation proponents won a national battle recently, when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a regulation supporting demand-response programs. READ MORE
March 2016
In the ongoing struggle for a clean-energy future, environmentalists and power providers are often at odds. Recent developments in Oregon demonstrate that they can work toward a common goal. READ MORE
March 2016
Innovative programs in the energy sector need all the help they can get. Vested interests, such as utilities and power providers, have a profit motive for maintaining the status quo. Sometimes, government is the only hope. Other times, it stands in the way. READ MORE

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