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

February 2011
In the face of the juggernaut moving toward green power, one question looms unanswered: What will become of coal? After all, coal is the single largest source of power for generating electricity in the United States. No other source comes close to matching its output, and even renewables, with all of their recent growth, represent only a small fraction of the U.S. total by comparison. READ MORE
January 2011
Big change requires big action. Proponents of the new energy revolution know that progress is often incremental, but sometimes the moment calls for greater ambition. READ MORE
January 2011
The Obama Administration has made investment in new energy technologies—renewable and otherwise—the cornerstone of its strategy for reviving the national economy. Smart grid investment is a major component of that investment. READ MORE
January 2011
Lately, it seems everyone is embracing energy efficiency. It is the weapon of choice in the fight against wasteful electricity, greenhouse gases and global warming. Easy to talk about on loftier levels, it’s maybe not as easy to translate into real world terms. Ask the average homeowner how his place measures up, and the response you get may only be as bright as a dimly lit lamp. READ MORE
January 2011
In the quest to transform the use of electricity in the United States, efficiency measures face some of the same obstacles to widespread adoption as their green-energy cousin, renewable power. In particular, cost is the great inhibitor. READ MORE
December 2010
The saga of Massachusetts’ Cape Wind Project has progressed slowly and painfully. Proponents will take it. After a decade of bureaucratic and legal wrangling, the embattled project has crossed some major thresholds. In October, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Cape Wind President Jim Gordon signed what was touted as the first lease for an offshore wind farm in U.S. federal waters. READ MORE
December 2010
All the hype, investment, policies and incentives may be finally paying off. Power generation and transmission in America in the next 10 years will look nothing like it did in the previous decade, to say nothing of the years before that. READ MORE
December 2010
In a state that is increasingly associated with the auto industry, the landscape is about to get a major volt of change. As one of five states participating in what the U.S. READ MORE
December 2010
It is widely recognized that a major upgrade to the nation’s transmission infrastructure is a cornerstone to the new energy movement. Aging and inadequate lines are not up to the task of delivering enough power to meet rising demand or to bring new power generated from renewable sources onto the grid. Energy planners in New England understand the point. READ MORE

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