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

November 2011
Despite the worldwide effort to wean itself off of fossil fuels and reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases, a daunting challenge remains. Global demand for energy is on the rise. At an annual growth rate of 1.6 percent, world energy consumption is projected to grow by 53 percent over the next quarter of a century. READ MORE
November 2011
As the telecom and power industries become more sophisticated, so do the demands of electrical contractors. Fortunately, the tools and equipment contractors rely on are in step with these changes and just in time for the holidays. Providers and retailers offer a number of promotions and new products that reflect the latest high tech trends. READ MORE
November 2011
As efficiency emerges as the next frontier of energy transformation, the need for a well-trained, specialized labor force to sustain and encourage industry growth becomes a priority. The Obama administration, one of the biggest proponents of energy efficiency, recognizes this dynamic and has invested heavily in the proper grooming of future practitioners. READ MORE
October 2011
It’s the nature of technology to continually break new ground. As one innovation catches on, another follows closely on its heels. For example, just as the smart grid is gaining traction, another new form of smart technology is poised for a breakthrough of its own. READ MORE
October 2011
In the never-ending quest to find new, more energy-efficient lighting technologies, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have always held great promise. Like so many other technologies with great potential, making them cost-competitive has been the challenge. That may change with the announcement by one manufacturer that it will soon begin making LED chips on silicon wafers. READ MORE
October 2011
From microwave ovens to Humvees, the military has a long history of developing and fine-tuning new technologies that later become accessible to the general public. To be sure, some have flopped while others have become household necessities. Whether the latest experiment will go the way of the self-propelled one-man flight apparatus or be the second coming of the Internet, only time will tell. READ MORE
October 2011
In the quest for more widespread adoption of energy-efficiency measures, cost is one of the biggest challenges, as it is for so many of the new technologies considered integral to green building. However, in one state, officials may have found a solution. READ MORE
September 2011
Sometimes, big change comes in small steps. For example, consumers have long since bought, literally and figuratively, into the notion that they can do their part to save energy by making seemingly innocuous changes to their daily lives, such as purchasing only compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). READ MORE
September 2011
Better known for its heroics on the battlefield, the U.S. Army is leading by example on another front: the fight to save energy. Earlier this year, the Army announced six installations that will participate in its pilot net-zero energy conservation program. The sites will help the Army achieve its goal of net-zero energy consumption by the year 2020. READ MORE

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