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

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
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
November 2009
It’s entirely appropriate that California should take the lead in the generation of solar power. In the wake of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s signing of an executive order that raises the state’s renewable energy portfolio standard (RPS) to a national high, one company broke ground on a new solar-power facility that will raise the bar for the industry. READ MORE
November 2009
One of the greatest obstacles preventing widespread use of solar power on the rooftops of homes and businesses is the prohibitive cost of installing the systems. Recognizing that challenge, one electric utility has developed a program to make it more affordable for customers to have their own systems installed. READ MORE
November 2009
For years, investment in wind power has been hobbled at the national level by the unpredictable extensions of federal renewable energy tax credits. On the local level, wind power in at least one state has been hobbled by unpredictable policies of a different nature. READ MORE
October 2009
State renewable energy and efficiency projects received another infusion of cash from the federal government as summer came to a close. In August, the U.S. Department of Energy announced more than $119 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to support projects in seven states and territories. READ MORE
October 2009
In early August 2009, the Chicago City Council approved a lease on a vacant lot where a solar power facility will be constructed. The lot will be leased to Chicago-based utility, Exelon, which plans to erect a 10-megawatt solar photovoltaic facility consisting of more than 30,000 solar panels that would generate enough electricity to power about 1,200 homes. READ MORE
October 2009
With a new set of building codes taking effect, the building industry in California has new standards for going green, and the state once again preserves its spot as the nation’s energy trailblazer. READ MORE

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