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
The Obama Administration has pinned much of its economic recovery efforts on an infusion of dollars into a massive campaign to upgrade and overhaul the nation’s energy generation and delivery systems. 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
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

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