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 2012
The hallmark of the cellular revolution is the ability to do so many things on the go. Smartphones have given an entirely new meaning to being mobile. In this sense, being mobile doesn’t just mean checking bank accounts or sending an email from a phone. On a more basic level, it means doing these (and so many other things) without being tethered to a stationary device. READ MORE
March 2012
A tornado is about to hit Kansas. Not the kind that sent Dorothy and Toto to Oz, but one that would get them onto the Internet lightning fast. READ MORE
March 2012
Just as the smart grid is helping utilities manage energy transmission, online technology is also helping homeowners manage their energy use. READ MORE
March 2012
With all the popular support and government subsidies that renewable power enjoys in the United States, it seems that it would only be a matter of time before they completely take over the nation’s energy markets. In fact, with all of the hype that has accompanied the trend, some might even be forgiven for thinking that they already have. READ MORE
March 2012
In a recent breakthrough, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have made great strides into what could be the future of solar power. READ MORE
March 2012
As the generating capacity of renewable power grows, so does the need for a greater transmission system to carry the load. Additionally, just as renewable projects generate jobs, transmission upgrades also present opportunities for the local labor market and are a well-timed investment for public officials striving to spur a sagging economy. READ MORE
February 2012
It makes sense in this age of expanding digital offerings that consumers want choice. The days of top-down markets are rapidly dwindling. Even the retail delivery of electric power is succumbing to this trend. What was once a monolithic structure is breaking into smaller fragments of the larger whole. Competition is the driving force. READ MORE
February 2012
In the ongoing pursuit of a more sustainable energy future, the efficient use of power in existing buildings is taking on an ever-expanding role. The White House recognizes this growing movement and has invested a healthy amount of federal dollars into it. It has also leveraged a similar amount of private commitments. READ MORE
February 2012
Silicon Valley has a proud history of groundbreaking discoveries and trendsetting in the areas of digital technology and energy use. Carrying on that tradition, the city of Palo Alto has recently embraced one of the latest green-energy trends with a package of new policies supporting the development of a network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. READ MORE

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