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 2016
In places such as Arizona, where utilities and the solar industry bicker over pricing and metering policies, everyone suffers. In Los Angeles, where the same policies are embraced, everyone wins as increasingly larger projects come online.
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June 2016
There are dangerous jobs, and there are extremely dangerous jobs. Electrical line workers are near the top of the list.
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June 2016
Much of what we think we know about renewable technology comes from visual association. However, much of renewable energy is invisible.
 One such project is a proposed cable to bring electricity generated from renewable sources to New York City. The high-voltage direct current (HVDC) electric transmission line will be installed underground and underwater.
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June 2016
The need to modernize the nation’s outdated electrical infrastructure has become something of an axiom in the age of renewables. Recognizing that need, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has offered an incentive.
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June 2016
Whether it is the sun, wind or waves, every region is blessed with renewable resources waiting to be harnessed for power. Recognizing the renewable resources of their landscape, two Midwest utilities recently announced wind-power plans.
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  • By Felix König (Eigenes Werk (own work) - Samsung S750) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
June 2016
The nuclear power industry suffered another setback in California on Tuesday when PG&E announced that it will close the Diablo Canyon power plant in San Luis Obispo County. It is the second such closure in California in the last three years. READ MORE
June 2016
No profession is impacted more by the changes taking place in the energy sector than electrical contractors and electrical workers. Recognizing the opportunities that this presents, representatives of both groups have teamed up in Los Angeles on a retrofit project that will set a new standard for net zero energy consumption in commercial buildings. READ MORE
May 2016
When it comes to harnessing the power of the sun, there’s a lot more to it than just throwing down a towel and catching some rays. Ask J.M. Electrical Co. Inc. The Lynnfield, Mass., contractor with 140 electricians just completed an installation that was anything but typical.
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May 2016
It could be said that the green movement has mastered the art of the possible, lauding every technological breakthrough as an innovative way for society to reduce harmful pollutants, harness renewable-energy sources and allow us to live comfortably in a digital age.
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