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

August 2014
While sustainability and efficiency have become well-established prerogatives in the national conversation about energy and climate change, nothing drives action like a prestigious award.
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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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July 2014
The Internet is all about innovation, using digital technology to break molds. No company exemplifies this idea more than Google, the search engine company that has become, through its own innovation, so much more than that.
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July 2014
One measure of an industry event’s success is the common experience of its attendees. Presenters and products are key, but the event’s ability to bring colleagues together to meet, reunite and connect is equally important.
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July 2014
In the first week of June, the Occupational Safety and Health Adminisration (OSHA) conducted a National Safety Stand-Down, a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. This year’s event focused on fall hazards and the importance of fall prevention.
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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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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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