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

June 2017
While the Trump administration shows a preference for fossil fuel industries, some lawmakers believe the federal government should lead the way toward renewables and efficiency. READ MORE
June 2017
In the Age of Wi-Fi, even lamps have become part of the growing internet of things (IoT). According to “Navigant Research Leaderboard Report: Residential Connected Lighting,” companies that make IoT-friendly lamps are getting smarter, too, and the market is growing. READ MORE
June 2017
Renewable generation and energy-storage technology have evolved at a similar pace in recent years. Their mutually beneficial relationship is no mystery. Intermittent renewables, such as solar and wind power, need storage to be effective, and without the growth in the renewables industry, the demand for new storage capacity wouldn’t be as high as it is. READ MORE
May 2017
As the U.S. energy industry has evolved, major flaws in the transmission infrastructure have been exposed. Upgrades are the new norm. Recently, one utility in New Mexico launched a major project to upgrade its transmission lines. READ MORE
May 2017
Along with solar power, wind turbines, electric vehicles and other alternative-energy technologies, microgrids are now playing a bigger role in the nation’s energy infrastructure. Recently, the state of New Jersey announced its own microgrid project. READ MORE
May 2017
Dramatic policy shifts are to be expected when new administrations step into the White House. This includes regulatory actions, which don’t require the president’s signature. READ MORE
May 2017
Renewable generation and energy storage technology have evolved at a similar pace in recent years. Their mutually beneficial relationship is no mystery. Intermittent renewables, like solar and wind power, need storage to be effective, and without the growth in the renewables industry, the demand for new storage capacity wouldn’t be as high as it is. READ MORE
May 2017
The success of renewable power is often measured by the latest, biggest and best. Another record is broken. A new facility is the biggest ever. And so on. In Vermont, regulators added to the list of outsized accomplishments when they approved what will be the biggest ever solar array to be constructed in the Green State. READ MORE
May 2017
Politics is all about rhetoric, and the current administration is no exception. President Trump has made the revival of America’s coal industry one of the themes of his administration. Soon after his election, he signed an executive order rolling back the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan, which many in the industry had complained was too restrictive. READ MORE

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