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

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
January 2010
There is nothing more effective or efficient than a collective response. Recognizing the power of a united effort, 11 Michigan utility companies have joined together to offer an energy-efficiency assistance program to their respective rate payers. READ MORE
January 2010
For the development of offshore wind power, the road to market competitiveness and wholesale production of electrical power has been paved with controversy. But the resource potential remains vast. READ MORE
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
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

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