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 2011
Recognizing the importance of a modernized energy transmission system, the White House has launched a major effort to encourage and incentivize improvements to the grid. In June, the Obama administration announced several new initiatives designed to accelerate modernization, bolster innovation and support the growth of clean energy. READ MORE
August 2011
Some proponents of renewable power feel that, in the not too distant future, these energy sources could provide far more power worldwide than previously imagined. According to a report released in May by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, renewables could become the predominant source of electricity by 2050. READ MORE
August 2011
If success of the nationwide movement toward a more modernized electricity transmission system is measured by the number of smart meters installed, then, by recent accounts, it has been a hit. According to the Department of Energy (DOE), more than 5 million smart meters have been installed nationwide. READ MORE
August 2011
Talk is cheap, and while the buzz around renewable power and other forms of clean energy is well intended, one government agency has gone beyond the rhetoric. READ MORE
July 2011
The nation’s growing appetite for electricity, and for electricity generated by alternative-energy sources, demands a comparable expansion in the country’s transmission infrastructure, if all of that new power is to be delivered. The utilities serving the states of Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana have recognized that need for better transmission and jumped into action. READ MORE
July 2011
The devastating March earthquake and tsunami in Japan caused a meltdown at the country’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, and triggered the latest cycle of drama in the ongoing and tumultuous affair with nuclear power. Two months after the Fukushima incident, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that her country would completely end its reliance on nuclear power. READ MORE
July 2011
All the policies, rhetoric and tax incentives may be finally starting to pay off. New statistics reveal that wind power and other renewables are showing sustained and consistent growth, a sign that they may have reached a new stage of maturity in the American energy market. READ MORE
July 2011
Lately, efficiency has emerged as one of the driving forces of the effort to reform national energy consumption—an equal partner with the likes of solar power, windmills and electric cars. It should come as little surprise then that federal lawmakers have jumped on the bandwagon, introducing legislation to help steer the country down a more efficient path. READ MORE
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

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