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

July 2016
In the widening embrace 
of renewable energy, cities have become a catalyst. For example, San Francisco recently approved an ordinance requiring solar panels on all new residential and commercial buildings constructed in the city beginning in January 2017.
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July 2016
Technology is all about opportunity and innovation convergence. In a poor, rural, Southern California school district, officials saw an opportunity to meet a critical need for internet access and came up with an innovative solution, using one of its most plentiful resources.
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July 2016
States, like the people who live in them, respond to adversity in different ways. As the nation’s coal industry confronts a mounting collection of challenges, one state that relies heavily on the industry has chosen an optimistic path 
of defiance.
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July 2016
Standards for new technology are necessary to encourage growth and innovation by ensuring interoperability and compatibility of new devices.
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  • By Heisenberg Media (Flickr: Elon Musk - The Summit 2013) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
July 2016
In the drama surrounding the growth of sustainable technology, a few companies have found themselves occupying a large space on center stage. Recently, two of those companies shined the spotlights on their space with the prospects of a merger. READ MORE
  • A local microgrid in Sendai, Japan
July 2016
One of the byproducts of the surge in renewable power and smart technology has been the expansion of microgrids. According to recent reports, the systems are expanding nationwide. READ MORE
June 2016
No profession is impacted more by the changes taking place in the energy sector than electrical contractors and electrical workers. Recognizing the opportunities that this presents, representatives of both groups have teamed up in Los Angeles on a retrofit project that will set a new standard for net zero energy consumption in commercial buildings. READ MORE
June 2016
In places such as Arizona, where utilities and the solar industry bicker over pricing and metering policies, everyone suffers. In Los Angeles, where the same policies are embraced, everyone wins as increasingly larger projects come online.
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June 2016
There are dangerous jobs, and there are extremely dangerous jobs. Electrical line workers are near the top of the list.
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