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 2010
Every gadget needs a place to hang its virtual hat. As home computing becomes more advanced, so does the need for the infrastructure required to support what we use. Accordingly, network storage is now emerging as a mainstream consumer product, no longer confined to just the office environment. READ MORE
June 2010
While the wind and sun grab most of the headlines about renewable power, another source of alternative energy is starting to make some noise—some noise that sounds like a steam whistle, that is. READ MORE
June 2010
If we build it, the power will come. This appears to be the mantra for U.S. electric utilities, which continue to pour more money into transmission upgrades. For a nation whose growing populace has become increasingly dependent on electricity to live, conduct business and connect to the digital age, more generating capacity is only the first part of the equation. READ MORE
June 2010
In the continuing struggle to overcome competitive disadvantages, one path for greater penetration of renewable power into the nation’s energy markets might be to join the entrenched fuel sources with which it has always struggled to compete. READ MORE
May 2010
It should stand to reason that as electronic devices become smaller, so too should the sources that provide their power. Less than a generation ago, computers were unwieldy behemoths that took up an entire room. Likewise, calculators and telephones have evolved from large boxes to tiny contraptions that slip into a shirt pocket with barely a wrinkle. READ MORE
May 2010
While the nation and the world stumbled economically, at least one industry grew in stride and is now helping revive markets around the globe. According to a report released by the research and publishing firm, Clean Edge Inc., the combined clean-energy markets of solar photovoltaic (PV), wind and biofuels, saw tremendous growth last year. READ MORE
May 2010
In the national advance toward a comprehensive smart grid, one technology is emerging as an integral component. Energy-storage systems allow power that is generated during off-peak times to be stored at sites distributed throughout a utility’s network and returned to the grid when the demand is at its greatest. Utilities in two states have recently announced major power-storage projects. READ MORE
May 2010
It is hard to imagine that even the stalwart, -traditional landline phone system would eventually succumb to change. On the other hand, in the dynamic environment spawned by the 21st century’s wave of telecom innovation, it stands to reason that nothing is above the fray. It is already well established that cell phones are rendering landlines obsolete at home. READ MORE
May 2010
Already a pioneer in the field of renewable-energy policy, Colorado has taken another bold step by raising the bar for utilities and the power they provide. In March, Gov. Bill Ritter signed legislation that will require 30 percent of the state’s electricity to come from renewable power by 2020. READ MORE

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