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

October 2011
In the never-ending quest to find new, more energy-efficient lighting technologies, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have always held great promise. Like so many other technologies with great potential, making them cost-competitive has been the challenge. That may change with the announcement by one manufacturer that it will soon begin making LED chips on silicon wafers. READ MORE
October 2011
From microwave ovens to Humvees, the military has a long history of developing and fine-tuning new technologies that later become accessible to the general public. To be sure, some have flopped while others have become household necessities. Whether the latest experiment will go the way of the self-propelled one-man flight apparatus or be the second coming of the Internet, only time will tell. READ MORE
October 2011
In the quest for more widespread adoption of energy-efficiency measures, cost is one of the biggest challenges, as it is for so many of the new technologies considered integral to green building. However, in one state, officials may have found a solution. READ MORE
September 2011
Better known for its heroics on the battlefield, the U.S. Army is leading by example on another front: the fight to save energy. Earlier this year, the Army announced six installations that will participate in its pilot net-zero energy conservation program. The sites will help the Army achieve its goal of net-zero energy consumption by the year 2020. READ MORE
September 2011
Although the worldwide economy continued to sputter in 2010, there was at least one bright spot on the global stage. According to a recent study, renewable power showed its perseverance last year, fighting off headwinds and gaining traction. READ MORE
September 2011
It’s hard to imagine where technological innovation will go next, with so much inventive ground already covered, if not trampled. A recent announcement indicates there is still plenty of room for groundbreaking change, especially when it comes to wireless devices. READ MORE
September 2011
In the ambitious task of retrofitting existing structures with the latest energy-saving technologies, one critical area is the nation’s aging stock of affordable housing. One of the biggest obstacles to making the needed improvements is the lack of adequate financing. Recently, two federal authorities joined forces to address both issues. READ MORE
September 2011
Sometimes, big change comes in small steps. For example, consumers have long since bought, literally and figuratively, into the notion that they can do their part to save energy by making seemingly innocuous changes to their daily lives, such as purchasing only compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). READ MORE
August 2011
Some proponents of renewable power feel that, in the not too distant future, these energy sources could provide far more power worldwide than previously imagined. According to a report released in May by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, renewables could become the predominant source of electricity by 2050. READ MORE

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