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

July 2014
As the emphasis on building energy efficiency increases, the demand for the technology to create that efficiency is also on the rise.
 Some of the least efficient buildings are commercial, so this subset of buildings also has some of the greatest potential for savings from increasing that efficiency. If market projections are any indication, those savings will soon be realized.
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July 2014
The bread and butter 
of digital innovation is its ability to save. Doing things electronically almost always means doing them faster and at lower cost. This axiom of modern innovation has altered every industry and type of operation.
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July 2014
Every conflict has to have an antagonist, and in the ongoing war against global warming, nothing takes the heat like coal.
 Recently the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took a stab in the conflagration, swiping its regulatory saber broadly at the greenhouse gas emissions made by the black rock and the power plants that use it.
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July 2014
In the ongoing narrative of renewable power, success is often measured in superlatives.
 The stories that get top billing often describe massive wind-farm developments, science-fiction-like discoveries and major breakthroughs. A recent project in Los Angeles is no exception.
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June 2014
Despite growing popularity, renewables still face challenges. The list includes such hurdles as high installation costs and intermittency. Taxes will make the costs even higher.
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June 2014
As in any industry, the landscape of utilities is always changing. Part of this dynamic is fueled by the need for big companies to strengthen their positions and maximize profits. Those same motives fueled a recent acquisition that produced a new giant among the nation’s electric utilities.
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June 2014
At a time when almost everyone and everything seems to be connected, it may be hard to imagine that the benefits of the digital age have not touched every corner of society. As implausible as it may seem, the digital divide persists. Several states have taken steps to narrow the gap, and their efforts appear to be paying dividends.
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June 2014
With all the hype 
surrounding sustainable energy, it would be easy to assume the transition to alternative-energy practices has the momentum it needs to carry itself forward. It would be just as easy to assume, as far as that same transition is concerned, that government intervention is unnecessary.
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June 2014
Times are changing for the electrical contractor (EC). The trend even affects the basics. As Electrical Contractor focuses on the latest developments in cabling and controls, the 2014 NECA Show in Chicago, Sept. 28–30, will also feature vendors and education to help practitioners stay ahead of the game.
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