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

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
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
April 2009
Transforming the traditional home into an environmentally friendly and energy-efficient structure requires vision, creativity and innovative thinking. Home builders are taking steps to show they are up to the task. READ MORE
April 2009
Renewable power sounds good on paper, but for many, it is only something to pontificate about. In reality, for individuals, families and small businesses, switching to renewable power often is not a practical or cost-effective alternative. One state has taken steps to bridge that gap in desire versus economics. 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
April 2009
Americans can once again pride themselves on setting an example for the rest of the world. In the race to save the planet by producing more power from clean, renewable sources, the United States has taken a commanding lead. Last year, the United States officially surpassed Germany as the world’s number one producer of wind power. READ MORE

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