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

April 2012
Renewable power has the potential to transform our energy consumption, but like most innovations, it has a downside. One of the biggest stumbling blocks to a renewable-powered society is the intermittent nature of its generation. In other words, wind power works when the wind is blowing, and solar power works when the sun is shining. But what do we do when the sky is dark and the winds are calm? READ MORE
April 2012
As we transform into a high-tech, renewable-powered society, so must the grid we rely on to deliver our energy. Concurrent with those changes, the smart grid has emerged as the power delivery system for a new age. A modernized grid is not just intelligent meters that can inform a utility and its customers about details regarding power consumption. READ MORE
April 2012
In the long-running battle for the nation’s energy soul between green power and fossil fuels, victories are taken in measure. Despite their emergent success in recent years, renewables still have a long way to go to become the predominant power source. READ MORE
March 2012
Just as the smart grid is helping utilities manage energy transmission, online technology is also helping homeowners manage their energy use. READ MORE
March 2012
With all the popular support and government subsidies that renewable power enjoys in the United States, it seems that it would only be a matter of time before they completely take over the nation’s energy markets. In fact, with all of the hype that has accompanied the trend, some might even be forgiven for thinking that they already have. READ MORE
March 2012
In a recent breakthrough, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have made great strides into what could be the future of solar power. READ MORE
March 2012
As the generating capacity of renewable power grows, so does the need for a greater transmission system to carry the load. Additionally, just as renewable projects generate jobs, transmission upgrades also present opportunities for the local labor market and are a well-timed investment for public officials striving to spur a sagging economy. READ MORE
March 2012
While the economy may be down, enthusiasm for renewable power is not. In fact, investment in renewable-energy projects is on an upward trend and expected to continue in that direction. READ MORE
March 2012
Nothing is sacred in the digital age. Innovation is the driving principle. The operating mindset is to strive for quality, speed and efficiency. Along those lines, it was only a matter of time before the Internet set its sights on the TV. Despite all the technological advances and new devices that have entered our lives, a TV is still a must-have. READ MORE

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