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 2011
With no shortage of sunlight, solar power is an attractive option in Florida. To help ramp up the appeal, the state’s largest electric utility has thrown in some generous financial incentives. This summer, Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) is offering rebates to customers who install solar-powered upgrades to their homes and businesses. READ MORE
June 2011
In the Herculean effort to wean the nation off fossil fuels, energy efficiency and renewable power share a common obstacle: cost. Despite growing national awareness and popular support, their prohibitive price tags prevent most American homeowners from making an upgrade. Federal officials have launched a new program that could provide some relief. READ MORE
June 2011
Despite recent reports of coal-fired power plants shutting down and states moving away from coal as a generation source, it seems the nation’s dominant source of fuel for generating electricity will be around for years to come. In the national dialogue about energy use and the push toward renewable power, small change can carry oversized implications. READ MORE
June 2011
It’s the nature of telecommunications and Internet providers and designers to continually innovate and break new ground. Landlines gave way to cell phones, and dialup gave way to broadband. Now, we are in the wireless age. By all accounts, wireless is taking over on multiple fronts at home and at work. READ MORE
June 2011
Always a trailblazer, California has taken the bold step of increasing its renewable portfolio standard, which has helped inspire other states but is still comparatively higher. In April, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill X1-2, which will raise the state’s current renewable portfolio standard and extend the time frame another 10 years. READ MORE
June 2011
As if being an Internet giant is not enough, Google, the Mountain View, Calif.-based search engine company, is on to renewable power. In the span of little more than a decade, Google has transformed itself from garage start-up to an international corporation. READ MORE
April 2011
Energy has been the lifeblood in Texas for years. As a well-established leader in oil and gas production, the Lone Star State also recently became the nation’s leading generator of wind power. Continuing in that tradition, many Texas residents also want to see the state become the leader in solar, biomass, natural gas and other sources of nontraditional power. READ MORE
April 2011
Christmas light enthusiasts have always known not to drop what they are hanging. A broken bulb can spoil everything. Now they have another reason to be careful. Despite its growing popularity as a green lighting alternative, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) may not be as eco-friendly as advertised. READ MORE
April 2011
It could be considered an indicator of the status and importance of high-speed Internet in our contemporary culture that bandwidth has become enough of a necessity in American households that basic access is no longer enough. In other words, it’s not a question of having a car in every garage, but how much power is under the hood. READ MORE

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