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

August 2017
For some progressive industries, getting started is a little like the proverbial question of the chicken or the egg. For example, which comes first, electric vehicles (EVs) or charging stations? READ MORE
August 2017
As renewables account for a growing share of electricity generation, storage also plays an expanding role. Government contributes to this expansion by setting standards and targets both for renewable generation and for new storage capacity. READ MORE
August 2017
Renewable power still requires government support to challenge fossil fuels. Policies can help lower prices, increase supply and generate more demand. Massachusetts has been successful at increasing the quantity of clean power generation. However, the government also needs to address demand for it. 
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August 2017
Expansions, updates and renovations are a necessity of modern life as buildings quickly become outdated. College buildings are no exception; students can be demanding customers. READ MORE
  • Proposed design concept of the Living Building at Georgia Tech
August 2017
College campuses are great proving grounds for testing the boundaries of building energy efficiency. READ MORE
July 2017
The marriage of digital technology, renewable energy and efficiency has been highly disruptive to the traditional utility business model. At the same time, according to a recent study, utilities can benefit, too. READ MORE
July 2017
The role of cars in power consumption and generation has taken a new twist. First electric vehicles (EVs) emerged as a viable alternative to driving on fossil fuels. Then the sophistication and capacity of battery technology expanded the utility of EVs into the realm of storage on the grid. Now comes a third development. READ MORE
July 2017
Recently, the city of Cincinnati announced the opening of a new green police station. As reported by the Architects Newspaper and ProudGreenBuilding.com, the District Three Police Station is set to become the first LEED platinum and net-zero-energy police station in the country. READ MORE
July 2017
The nation’s energy sector is racing through a period of major transformation, and utilities are jumping on for the ride. According to a recent study, the U.S. electric power industry is investing billions of dollars in smarter energy infrastructure. READ MORE

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