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
As controversies continue over the growth of residential solar-power installations and the various policies that support them, one state is standing by its program. In doing so, it has set an example for how to strike a balance between the needs of customers and utilities. READ MORE
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
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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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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January 2016
In the race to gain more power from clean and renewable sources, government plays a major role. Recently, Sweden's government positioned itself as a world leader when it announced that it would transition to 100 percent renewables. READ MORE
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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