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

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
February 2012
The renewable-power industry is one of the greatest showcases of human innovation and ingenuity, drawing energy from sources that are clean, free and infinite. It also seems to possess a flair for the dramatic. Like the proverbial magician pulling a rabbit out of a hat, it can find ways to draw power from what would seem to be the most unlikeliest of natural forces. READ MORE
February 2012
The nation’s largest hydroelectric facility is about to get an upgrade. As its 75th anniversary approaches, aging transmission lines at Washington’s Grand Coulee Dam will be removed and replaced with safer, more reliable lines. READ MORE
January 2012
California has long been a pioneer in renewable technologies, in particular, solar power. But blazing a trail and staying on it are two different things. In this case, the Golden State has managed to succeed at both. READ MORE
January 2012
As the popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) begins to grow, so will the opportunities for electrical contractors. In fact, the two are a natural pairing. Both rely on a steady current of electricity. Without it, they can’t work. Pun or no pun, manufacturers recognize the obvious and are enlisting contractors to help them reach out to buyers. READ MORE
January 2012
As the world embraces mobile technology, so does its work force, and it makes sense that businesses would want to embrace mobile, too. According to a recent poll, that is exactly what they are going to do. READ MORE
January 2012
In the ongoing effort to make renewables a more attractive alternative than traditional sources of power, cost continues to place them out of reach for the average American consumer. Policy-makers recognize this dilemma and have poured millions in tax credits, grants and other forms of funding into the process of making the technology more affordable. Solar is no exception. In November, the U.S. READ MORE
January 2012
It would be nice to think that, with all of the collective expertise and creativity of engineers and architects, most of the problems related to energy efficiency in buildings could be resolved in the design and build phases. Sadly, that is not the case. READ MORE

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