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

January 2010
The Smart Grid is one of those intangible concepts now a fixture in national energy vernacular. A project that broke ground in November 2009 in New York state will offer the smart grid there a real-life boost and, in terms of the concept, something tangible and much more easily defined. READ MORE
January 2010
In an agreement with Washington Gas Energy Services (WGES), a utility for the mid-Atlantic region, construction of the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) system in Washington, D.C., was completed on the campus of Catholic University of America (CUA). READ MORE
January 2010
In the old days, it was the annoying 60-second, high-frequency beeping sound we had to endure on our radio and television sets, followed by the reassurance, “This is only a test.” READ MORE
December 2009
Anyone who has been around government long enough knows it’s never too late to start enforcing an old law. California did just that last year when it passed legislation granting enforcement authority to the state’s Contractors State License Board (CSLB) over certification requirements that first went into effect more than four years earlier. READ MORE
December 2009
It has only been two Years since a devastating EF5 tornado destroyed almost the entire town of Greensburg, Kan. The town is now pinning its future hopes on the force that nearly wiped it off the map. READ MORE
December 2009
The green revolution and America’s economic recovery are indelibly intertwined. Doubters of this connection need only check the latest headlines. Case in point, touting the job growth and cost savings to be had from home energy-efficiency retrofits, Vice President Joe Biden recently unveiled a blueprint for federal leadership in the sector. READ MORE
December 2009
With a boost of federal stimulus dollars, the City of Brotherly Love has warmly adopted a multifaceted plan for greater efficiency. In October, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter announced that the city would receive $14.1 million in funding through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant. READ MORE
December 2009
While the effects of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) have come under intense scrutiny lately, praise is emanating from at least one benefactor. READ MORE
November 2009
With lingering, albeit dwindling, controversy over an offshore wind farm in Nantucket Sound as a backdrop, a recently released study envisions wind power playing a greater role in the future of New England. READ MORE

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