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

June 2012
Despite the rhetoric, popular sentiment and public policies favoring green power, it may be surprising to realize that alternative-energy industries are still the underdog in the transformation of how we generate and consume power. The fact remains that nontraditional sources still face a Herculean task in their quest to capture U.S. READ MORE
June 2012
Bolstering its reputation as an energy trendsetter and, at the same time, putting a positive spin on the narrative of one of the darkest chapters in its history, the Golden State has announced a major investment in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. The money will come from the settlement of a claim that stems from the power crisis of 2001. READ MORE
June 2012
Like all renewables, photovoltaics (PVs) are in a constant state of innovation. Researchers are forever striving for breakthroughs in materials and productivity to help them lower costs and chip away at the historical advantage enjoyed by fossil fuels in mainstream energy markets. READ MORE
June 2012
You can never get too much of a good thing. That seems to be what Americans are thinking when it comes to their wireless connectivity. According to a recent survey from CTIA-The Wireless Association, Americans love mobile devices, and they want more. The semi-annual survey released in April revealed that U.S. READ MORE
May 2012
Major shifts in human behavior often require kickstarting by big players. When it comes to energy usage, the U.S. Army is well-positioned to create momentum. The Army proactively asserted itself in this realm recently when it announced that it would partner with private industry for up to $7 million in renewable-energy sources. READ MORE
May 2012
Every silver cloud has a black lining, to twist an old cliche. In this case, the silver cloud is the burgeoning industry of green building, one of the stalwarts of the larger green power movement. Green building techniques have become the principal means by which buildings, existing and new, and their various supporting trades and professions reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases. READ MORE
May 2012
In this age of energy transformation, the role of public opinion is clear. Although it does not make or break a particular energy source itself, it can serve as a reliable barometer for the future. A case in point is the surging popular support of renewable power, which has mirrored the rapid growth of the nation’s renewable industries. READ MORE
May 2012
Within the larger effort to transform the way the nation receives and uses its power, efficiency holds first-tier status, right next to solar, wind and electric cars. The importance of building energy use within the realm of efficiency also is well-established. A recent study of the market for building energy-efficiency retrofits puts that importance into quantifiable terms. READ MORE
April 2012
Renewable power has the potential to transform our energy consumption, but like most innovations, it has a downside. One of the biggest stumbling blocks to a renewable-powered society is the intermittent nature of its generation. In other words, wind power works when the wind is blowing, and solar power works when the sun is shining. But what do we do when the sky is dark and the winds are calm? READ MORE

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