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

December 2010
With the cornucopia of wireless technology products consumers enjoy today, it’s almost hard to remember that, only a few years ago, much of it was only a pipe dream. Then, wired broadband was still the rage. On the other hand, recent trends in spending by American businesses show that, despite the wireless growth, the older technology is in no danger of becoming obsolete. READ MORE
December 2010
The saga of Massachusetts’ Cape Wind Project has progressed slowly and painfully. Proponents will take it. After a decade of bureaucratic and legal wrangling, the embattled project has crossed some major thresholds. In October, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Cape Wind President Jim Gordon signed what was touted as the first lease for an offshore wind farm in U.S. federal waters. READ MORE
December 2010
All the hype, investment, policies and incentives may be finally paying off. Power generation and transmission in America in the next 10 years will look nothing like it did in the previous decade, to say nothing of the years before that. READ MORE
December 2010
In a state that is increasingly associated with the auto industry, the landscape is about to get a major volt of change. As one of five states participating in what the U.S. READ MORE
December 2010
It is widely recognized that a major upgrade to the nation’s transmission infrastructure is a cornerstone to the new energy movement. Aging and inadequate lines are not up to the task of delivering enough power to meet rising demand or to bring new power generated from renewable sources onto the grid. Energy planners in New England understand the point. READ MORE
November 2010
While offshore wind has long been delayed due to opposition, proponents are positive and committed to a future powered by turbines, just out of sight, up and down the coast. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Atlantic states where most of the controversy, and most of the optimism, seems to reside. READ MORE
November 2010
One of the biggest obstacles to kick-starting the alternative-energy industries is cash. Funding pays for research and development of new and more efficient products, which makes the industries more cost competitive with traditional power sources. Without the money, it’s a proverbial Catch-22. READ MORE
November 2010
As the smart grid grows, so do solar and wind power, the two stalwarts of the renewable-power transformation. But one of the biggest strikes against the two has been the intermittent nature of the electricity they generate. In other words, they can only produce electricity when natural conditions allow it, and this does not always correspond to the times of greatest demand. READ MORE
November 2010
In late September, President Obama signed a hotly contested bill that will give two legs up for small businesses in the form of a heavily funded loan program and multiple tax breaks. READ MORE

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