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

March 2010
President Barack Obama should be pleased to hear the news: Despite the criticism on many fronts about the federal government’s historic intervention in the nation’s economy, at least some of that investment appears to be paying off in dividends. READ MORE
March 2010
Already a trendsetter among states in the national movement to combat climate change, California has taken another bold step to help solidify that reputation. On Jan. 12, 2010, the state’s Building Standards Commission unanimously adopted the first-in-the nation mandatory Green Building Standards Code. 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
March 2010
On top of the millions already infused through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) economic stimulus bill into various aspects of the war on climate change, more funds are forthcoming. READ MORE
February 2010
Drivers in snow-covered states are getting a double dose of pain this winter as the bulk of the nation struggles with bitter cold weather. Every technology has a downside, and in this case, it’s the lack of heat emitted by light-emitting diodes (LEDs), which were installed in thousands of stoplights across the county to help usher in a new era of energy efficiency. READ MORE
February 2010
Technology, like an athlete, is only as strong and as effective as its most glaring weakness. Or so the saying might go for the Obama administration. Tapping the Internet as the vehicle for improving the lives of young Americans—aiding education and making the nation more competitive—the President has targeted a sizable chunk of stimulus dollars toward achieving universal broadband access. READ MORE
February 2010
If Americans were ever to develop a case of information overload, now would certainly be the time. However, according to the data, there isn’t any sign of that happening soon. A University of California, San Diego, study released in December 2009 reports that Americans consumed information for about 1.3 trillion hours in 2008. That comes to about 12 hours a day. READ MORE
February 2010
While giant steps are being taken on the national stage to upgrade the nation’s electricity transmission system and migrate to renewable power, smaller but no less important projects are underway on the local and regional level to help complete the transformation. Case in point: Eastern Maine. READ MORE
February 2010
While worldwide reactions were tepid at best to the December 2009 United Nations Climate Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, and specifically about to the inability of political leaders attending the event to tackle climate change, more optimistic news emerged from the conference on at least one front: the future of solar power. READ MORE

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