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

May 2017
Renewable generation and energy storage technology have evolved at a similar pace in recent years. Their mutually beneficial relationship is no mystery. Intermittent renewables, like solar and wind power, need storage to be effective, and without the growth in the renewables industry, the demand for new storage capacity wouldn’t be as high as it is. READ MORE
May 2017
The success of renewable power is often measured by the latest, biggest and best. Another record is broken. A new facility is the biggest ever. And so on. In Vermont, regulators added to the list of outsized accomplishments when they approved what will be the biggest ever solar array to be constructed in the Green State. READ MORE
May 2017
Politics is all about rhetoric, and the current administration is no exception. President Trump has made the revival of America’s coal industry one of the themes of his administration. Soon after his election, he signed an executive order rolling back the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan, which many in the industry had complained was too restrictive. READ MORE
April 2017
Renewable power owes its appeal to promises such as infinite resources and zero carbon emissions. Often overlooked is the possibility of dramatically lower energy bills for the customer. READ MORE
April 2017
While renewable power and efficiency are top-tier priorities for utilities in this age of energy innovation, insufficient infrastructure and power outages are an equally important concern. California utility PG&E has met this need with an innovative technology. READ MORE
April 2017
In January, the United States Department of Energy (DOE) announced that several of its Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) supported technologies won awards in R&D Magazine’s R&D 100 Awards, which the DOE called the “Oscars of Innovation.” A number of these technologies concern electricity and energy efficiency. READ MORE
March 2017
When you think efficiency, you think saving money. As it turns out, efficiency is pretty good at making money, too. According to a recent report released by energy-efficiency advocates E2 and E4TheFuture, the efficiency economy may be much larger than anyone thought. READ MORE
March 2017
The Powering America Team is helping transform the Milwaukee skyline. With the new Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons, comparisons are being drawn to another nearby metropolis more well-known for its tall buildings. READ MORE
March 2017
While more cities and towns are making the move to LED streetlights, Anchorage, Alaska, is going even further. As part of a pilot project in 2008, the city, under then-mayor Mark Begich, converted about 4,000 of its roughly 16,000 streetlights from sodium vapor to LED, making the city one of the first in the nation to move in this direction. READ MORE

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