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

July 2012
Already one of the nation’s wind power leaders, Iowa has taken another step to harness its vast renewable resource. READ MORE
July 2012
Most utility reserve margins are adequate to meet peak demands. That is the assessment of the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) as the nation has hit the summer months in which heat can strain supplies. Even in a stumbling economy, consumers continue to demand vast amounts of electricity. READ MORE
July 2012
Strict regulations to limit the toxic air emissions from coal-fired plants in the United States are working. Many utilities striving to meet these tighter standards are finding they can’t afford the high costs of upgrades and retrofits to their aging facilities. Instead, they are retiring these plants and turning to other, cleaner sources of power. READ MORE
June 2012
Despite the rhetoric, popular sentiment and public policies favoring green power, it may be surprising to realize that alternative-energy industries are still the underdog in the transformation of how we generate and consume power. The fact remains that nontraditional sources still face a Herculean task in their quest to capture U.S. READ MORE
June 2012
Bolstering its reputation as an energy trendsetter and, at the same time, putting a positive spin on the narrative of one of the darkest chapters in its history, the Golden State has announced a major investment in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. The money will come from the settlement of a claim that stems from the power crisis of 2001. READ MORE
June 2012
Like all renewables, photovoltaics (PVs) are in a constant state of innovation. Researchers are forever striving for breakthroughs in materials and productivity to help them lower costs and chip away at the historical advantage enjoyed by fossil fuels in mainstream energy markets. READ MORE
June 2012
You can never get too much of a good thing. That seems to be what Americans are thinking when it comes to their wireless connectivity. According to a recent survey from CTIA-The Wireless Association, Americans love mobile devices, and they want more. The semi-annual survey released in April revealed that U.S. READ MORE
May 2012
Major shifts in human behavior often require kickstarting by big players. When it comes to energy usage, the U.S. Army is well-positioned to create momentum. The Army proactively asserted itself in this realm recently when it announced that it would partner with private industry for up to $7 million in renewable-energy sources. READ MORE
May 2012
Every silver cloud has a black lining, to twist an old cliche. In this case, the silver cloud is the burgeoning industry of green building, one of the stalwarts of the larger green power movement. Green building techniques have become the principal means by which buildings, existing and new, and their various supporting trades and professions reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases. READ MORE

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