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
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
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
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

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