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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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
August 2015
The digital age is all about innovation. One new technology complements another until we are living in a world that is only a few steps removed from what would have once been considered science fiction.
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August 2015
Digital technology is transforming modern life. Despite utility resistance, power distribution is no exception.
 In a recent white paper, Boulder, Colo.-based Navigant Research identifies a number of trends converging to alter the landscape for power generation and distribution. The implications of this transformation are clear: Utilities will have to adapt to survive.
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July 2015
It stands to reason that, in a desert state such as Arizona, solar power would be something of a no-brainer. But in Arizona, the issue of harnessing one of the most plentiful and valuable resources has caused a controversy.
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July 2015
The United States is undergoing a major shift in the way it generates and consumes electricity. In the midst of such visible changes, strong metrics are enlightening—even if they are, in some ways, stating the obvious.
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July 2015
Every new industry presents several indicators for growth. In the case of electric vehicles (EVs), one barometer is the market for charging equipment. According to a recent report, that market is about to see rapid growth on a global scale.
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July 2015
When it comes to transformative change in society, government is often the catalyst. The transition to a more energy-efficient landscape is no exception. According to a new ranking of energy innovation, America’s biggest cities are leading the way.
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