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

January 2013
Just as every new technology thrives on its own promise, drawbacks and flaws in the initial design also hold back progress. For example, computers were once the size of a room. Calculators were initially too expensive for most people to own. Until recently, solar and wind power were seen almost exclusively as the domain of large industries. READ MORE
January 2013
With all of the attention given to new, clean sources of power in this country, it is sometimes surprising, if not a little disheartening, to learn that other countries actually have bested us in one measure or another. READ MORE
January 2013
If you build it, they will come. That could be the axiom for a massive wind power transmission project planned offshore of the Mid-Atlantic. READ MORE
January 2013
In the ongoing national conversation about the role of clean, alternative sources of power, various measures exist to gauge the success of these industries in grabbing a bigger share of our nation’s total energy consumption. READ MORE
January 2013
If the high installation cost of solar photovoltaics (PV) has been the one thing preventing it from being a completely viable clean-energy alternative, the industry may finally be over that barrier. READ MORE
January 2013
Two studies released recently confirm commonly accepted solutions to climate change are swelling on a global scale. The Denmark-based wind turbine manufacturer, Vestas, commissioned two studies that reveal strong support for renewable power globally from consumers and the companies that make the products they buy. READ MORE
December 2012
If the hallmark of renewable technology is its ability to harness the earth’s forces in new and imaginative ways, then one recent innovation is really riding a wave. The Oslo, Norway-based risk management company, DNV, has announced the development of a new concept that will take advantage of the vast solar capacity of the earth’s oceans. READ MORE
December 2012
With all the popular momentum and political discourse buoying the transformation in the way the United States consumes and generates its power, measurable differences in energy patterns should become increasingly evident. READ MORE
December 2012
If every form of promising new technology has a catch, then, with electric vehicles (EVs), that catch has to be the charging times. On the other hand, if solar can reduce its costs, and wind turbines can be made small enough for residential consumers, shorter charging times for EVs also shouldn’t be too far off. READ MORE

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