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

October 2015
Recently, Hawaii Gov. David Ige took a bold step by announcing his state would forgo liquified natural gas (LNG) in its pursuit of renewables. Speaking to attendees at the Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summit & Expo held in Honolulu in August, the governor said, “Hawaii does not need or want LNG in our future.”
 READ MORE
October 2015
The convergence of digital communication and energy efficiency has encouraged the growth of a variety of niche industries and platforms.
 READ MORE
October 2015
The growth of renewables and other energy technology is not just changing the way consumers get their power. The trend toward nontraditional fuel sources also is contributing inadvertently to the growth of other, previously ancillary systems that are riding the wave of green technology. In some cases, they have become indispensable to it.
 READ MORE
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.
 READ MORE
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.
 READ MORE
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. 
 READ MORE
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.
 READ MORE
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. 
 READ MORE
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.
 READ MORE

Pages

X