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 2012
California has long been a pioneer in renewable technologies, in particular, solar power. But blazing a trail and staying on it are two different things. In this case, the Golden State has managed to succeed at both. READ MORE
January 2012
As the popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) begins to grow, so will the opportunities for electrical contractors. In fact, the two are a natural pairing. Both rely on a steady current of electricity. Without it, they can’t work. Pun or no pun, manufacturers recognize the obvious and are enlisting contractors to help them reach out to buyers. READ MORE
January 2012
As the world embraces mobile technology, so does its work force, and it makes sense that businesses would want to embrace mobile, too. According to a recent poll, that is exactly what they are going to do. READ MORE
January 2012
In the ongoing effort to make renewables a more attractive alternative than traditional sources of power, cost continues to place them out of reach for the average American consumer. Policy-makers recognize this dilemma and have poured millions in tax credits, grants and other forms of funding into the process of making the technology more affordable. Solar is no exception. In November, the U.S. READ MORE
January 2012
It would be nice to think that, with all of the collective expertise and creativity of engineers and architects, most of the problems related to energy efficiency in buildings could be resolved in the design and build phases. Sadly, that is not the case. READ MORE
December 2011
It’s not every day multinational corporations agree on something, especially not when it involves their competition. On the other hand, manufacturers know that standardization is vital to the adoption of new technology, and electric vehicles (EVs) are no exception. In early October, automakers announced their agreement to a standardized international EV charging system. READ MORE
December 2011
If federal subsidies are any indication of national trends, a recent announcement by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) signals what may be the end of an era. READ MORE
December 2011
It could be argued that the potential for success of a particular innovation can be measured by its effect on the existing technology operating around it. If that’s the case, then smart meters are here to stay. According to one recent study, utilities are making a strong push to acquire the necessary software systems that will enable them to manage the data they acquire from smart meters. READ MORE
November 2011
Despite the worldwide effort to wean itself off of fossil fuels and reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases, a daunting challenge remains. Global demand for energy is on the rise. At an annual growth rate of 1.6 percent, world energy consumption is projected to grow by 53 percent over the next quarter of a century. READ MORE

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