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 2009
In April, Madison County, Ind., commissioners adopted an ordinance amending the County’s Land Use and Development Code with regulations for the development of wind farms. The ordinance sets standards for such issues as setbacks, height, access and safety. Tax issues also were addressed. READ MORE
June 2009
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced its Smart Grid Investment Grant Program, which will provide grants, ranging from $500,000 to $20 million, for smart grid technology deployments. It also will provide grants of $100,000 to $5 million for the deployment of grid-monitoring devices. READ MORE
June 2009
Not least among the many factors feeding the recent buzz about a new national energy order is the dawning of a technology that allows communication between appliances and the systems that deliver power to them. Falling under the banner of “efficiency,” so-called smart grid technology holds the promise of maximum control and flexibility for utility users on a scale that is almost science fiction. READ MORE
May 2009
Every cloud has a silver lining, as the saying goes. This is one silver lining that builders and electrical contractors can plug into. READ MORE
May 2009
There has been a lot of talk lately about the future of green jobs. The Obama administration, for example, has invested heavily in renewable power to help the nation launch a massive economic recovery. At least one state is following the president’s lead. This spring, New Jersey Gov. Jon S. READ MORE
May 2009
One small city in the beaver state—Independence, Ore.—is now home to a landmark project that is blazing a trail in the field of green building. READ MORE
May 2009
Forget solar, wind and biomass. According to many experts, the way to save the planet, create green jobs, and sever the country’s ties to foreign oil is not through groundbreaking, innovative use of renewable power. They say it has nothing to do with generating any power at all. It’s all about doing more with less. In other words, efficiency is the way to go. READ MORE
April 2009
According to the Nuclear Energy Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based industry advocacy organization, nuclear power plants in the United States generated approximately 805.7 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity in 2008, missing the record of 806.5 billion kWh set in 2007. READ MORE
April 2009
Most of the talk about federal politics these days has centered on the mortgage crisis and the failing banking industry. The bulk of the money in the Obama administration’s bailout packages has been for banks, investment companies, other large industries and homeowners at risk for foreclosure. READ MORE

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