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 2011
The Obama Administration has made investment in new energy technologies—renewable and otherwise—the cornerstone of its strategy for reviving the national economy. Smart grid investment is a major component of that investment. READ MORE
December 2010
The saga of Massachusetts’ Cape Wind Project has progressed slowly and painfully. Proponents will take it. After a decade of bureaucratic and legal wrangling, the embattled project has crossed some major thresholds. In October, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Cape Wind President Jim Gordon signed what was touted as the first lease for an offshore wind farm in U.S. federal waters. READ MORE
December 2010
All the hype, investment, policies and incentives may be finally paying off. Power generation and transmission in America in the next 10 years will look nothing like it did in the previous decade, to say nothing of the years before that. READ MORE
December 2010
In a state that is increasingly associated with the auto industry, the landscape is about to get a major volt of change. As one of five states participating in what the U.S. READ MORE
December 2010
It is widely recognized that a major upgrade to the nation’s transmission infrastructure is a cornerstone to the new energy movement. Aging and inadequate lines are not up to the task of delivering enough power to meet rising demand or to bring new power generated from renewable sources onto the grid. Energy planners in New England understand the point. READ MORE
December 2010
With the cornucopia of wireless technology products consumers enjoy today, it’s almost hard to remember that, only a few years ago, much of it was only a pipe dream. Then, wired broadband was still the rage. On the other hand, recent trends in spending by American businesses show that, despite the wireless growth, the older technology is in no danger of becoming obsolete. READ MORE
November 2010
As the smart grid grows, so do solar and wind power, the two stalwarts of the renewable-power transformation. But one of the biggest strikes against the two has been the intermittent nature of the electricity they generate. In other words, they can only produce electricity when natural conditions allow it, and this does not always correspond to the times of greatest demand. READ MORE
November 2010
In late September, President Obama signed a hotly contested bill that will give two legs up for small businesses in the form of a heavily funded loan program and multiple tax breaks. READ MORE
November 2010
Solar power in an aerosol can? If recent advancements are any indication, the solar industry may be getting close. It’s the nature of renewable-power industries to innovate. Innovation leads to optimization, and optimization leads to cost savings, which leads to competitiveness with other entrenched, mainstream sources of power. READ MORE

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