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 2016
In the fight against climate change, wind and solar power have always held the greatest promise. Despite their ability to offer clean and plentiful electricity, the high cost of installation and the variable nature of their generation have always been a challenge. READ MORE
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
February 2016
The beauty of technology lies in its ability to make something magnificent out of the mundane. Take, for example, the transformation of the telephone into a mini, portable computer. A similar transformation is just around the corner, so to speak, for something equally familiar: the city street.
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February 2016
The evolution of renewable-energy technologies is full of surprises. No industry appears untouched, and new possibilities emerge all the time. For example, the confluence of solar power, storage and electric vehicles is revolutionizing the dynamic of energy consumption and transportation. The transformation doesn’t stop there. 
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February 2016
In the digital age, innovation happens quickly and on many fronts. City governments have been some of the biggest agents of this innovation, and the city of Los Angeles is a leader among them.
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February 2016
It stands to reason that if we can look up low airfares and bargain hotel prices on the Internet, why not comparison shop for solar panels, too?
 That is exactly what Google had in mind when it unveiled Project Sunroof, which allows homeowners to calculate the solar energy potential of their roof. 
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January 2016
In the digital age, almost anything can be an enabled device. As cell phones became portable computers and catalysts for the expansion of Wi-Fi, lamps may be next.
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January 2016
Congress has been active recently on legislation that concerns electrical contractors. 
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January 2016
In the drama of renewable energy, no power source has performed better in recent years than solar. Despite improvements in efficiency and lower costs, the future of solar power is still uncertain, and as one researcher suggests, its growth could be its own worst enemy. READ MORE

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