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

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
April 2010
In the epic battle to combat climate change and address the growing need for affordable power, it helps to have everyone working for a common cause. Luckily, while the federal government has emphasized, with rhetoric and dollars, the vital role of energy efficiency, so has the utility sector. READ MORE
April 2010
Data released by the US Department of Energy (DOE) has left wind power advocates feeling billowy. READ MORE
April 2010
In February, the Obama administration announced a multiagency initiative to spur regional economic growth while making buildings more energy-efficient. READ MORE
April 2010
Channeling the best of the New Deal in its efforts to jumpstart the economy, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is proposing an ambitious program to bring broadband to every household in America. READ MORE
April 2010
In December, Vice President Joe Biden kicked off $7 billion in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act broadband grants and loans, a fundamental component of the administration’s effort to jumpstart the economy by fueling the growth of new technologies. READ MORE
March 2010
In times of great change, innovation becomes the norm. Already ahead of the curve for tapping plentiful solar, wind and other renewable sources, California continues to feed that trend. The state recently announced new, mandatory green-building standards. READ MORE

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