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
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
February 2011
In the aftermath of the November 2010 elections, few are expecting the same level of support and generosity for renewable power that was the hallmark of the first two years of the Obama administration. The new Congress was swept into power on a wave of frustration over the economy that singled out government spending as one of the culprits. READ MORE
February 2011
Like all emerging technologies, renewable power continues to struggle with the challenge of cost competitiveness. Despite the rhetoric, hype and popular support, traditional sources of power still enjoy the advantage in energy markets, while renewable proponents and researchers strive to drive down costs and increase the output and efficiency. READ MORE
February 2011
From the seeds of imagination to the lives of millions, every lasting invention has traveled a similar course. READ MORE

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