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

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
April 2011
In its quest to transform energy use, California has set its sights on the state’s biggest users. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently announced the launch of a 2010–2012 Zero Net Energy Action Plan to help commercial building owners reduce their building energy use to “net-zero.” Zero-net energy (ZNE) buildings have a net energy consumption of zero over a typical year. READ MORE
March 2011
At least one sector of the economy hasn’t been affected by the recession.According to the London-based research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance, investment in clean energy reached record levels in 2010. READ MORE
March 2011
It should come as little surprise that the surGE inrenewable power and the high-tech revolution have occurred at roughly the same time. Both thrive on innovation and the general trend toward doing more with less. READ MORE
March 2011
The U.S. Air Force’s energy plans are about to take off. In January, at a solar energy conference in New York, Paul T. Geiss, deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for Energy, one of the keynote speakers, said the nation’s air defense force has ambitious plans to expand its consumption of renewable power. READ MORE
March 2011
As use of the Internet grows more sophisticated and complex, so does the need for greater capacity and faster downloads. It is only fitting, then, that users are signing up for broadband at a rate that can be described as nothing short of high-speed. READ MORE
March 2011
It should come as no surprise that President Barack Obama wants the nation to do more to exploit the benefits of green power. The federal stimulus program, the administration’s strategy for helping the nation claw its way out of recession, has relied heavily on incentives to spark investment and growth in renewable energy. READ MORE

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