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 2015
It has only been a few years since incandescent lamps were phased out. It has been even less time still since their heir apparent, compact fluorescent lamps, began losing ground to light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
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September 2015
When conjuring images of renewable energy, hydropower is typically not the first thing that comes to mind. That’s usually wind, solar or geothermal. Further eroding hydro’s place, it wasn’t long ago that environmental opposition brought new dam construction to a halt. In some cases, existing dams were torn down. Nevertheless, water that fuels hydro generation is a renewable source of power.
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September 2015
When it comes to policymaking in the energy arena, few decisions are going to make everyone happy, especially when the issue is controversial. Clean air is no exception, and the Obama administration waded into a policy knot when it took on the problem of power-plant emissions.
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September 2015
The business sector is not considered to the most enthusiastic practitioner of energy conservation, but a new energy-consumption study may debunk the myth.
 Conducted in March by the Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions, the Deloitte Resources 2015 Study examines business attitudes and practices toward energy consumption in the United States for 2014. 
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September 2015
For every opinion, there is a dissenter. For every bit of conventional wisdom, there is at least some counter evidence. While common sense and popular appeal seem to point to a smart grid that is more efficient and less disruptive, a recent study reaches a very different conclusion.
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September 2015
As electric cars, smart meters and solar panels have become popular, it may be hard to believe that consumers don’t have enough information about the energy the technology consumes.According to a group of researchers, that is precisely the case. 
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September 2015
Efficiency has emerged as a key element in the transformation of the nation’s energy landscape, and solid-state lighting (SSL) has also taken on an expanded role. Reflecting that emphasis, investment is focusing on innovations in the field. In its capacity as a catalyst for that investment, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced awards for SLL research.
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September 2015
It is no coincidence that renewable industries have evolved in tandem with the digital economy. They share many qualities that have helped define their success, including an innovative and socially conscious form of inclusiveness that empowers even the most marginalized among us.
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August 2015
In August 2014, the U.S. Congress asked that the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) provide an analysis of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan. It would require states to develop methods to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emission rates. READ MORE

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