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 2010
There is nothing more effective or efficient than a collective response. Recognizing the power of a united effort, 11 Michigan utility companies have joined together to offer an energy-efficiency assistance program to their respective rate payers. READ MORE
January 2010
For the development of offshore wind power, the road to market competitiveness and wholesale production of electrical power has been paved with controversy. But the resource potential remains vast. READ MORE
January 2010
The Smart Grid is one of those intangible concepts now a fixture in national energy vernacular. A project that broke ground in November 2009 in New York state will offer the smart grid there a real-life boost and, in terms of the concept, something tangible and much more easily defined. READ MORE
December 2009
Anyone who has been around government long enough knows it’s never too late to start enforcing an old law. California did just that last year when it passed legislation granting enforcement authority to the state’s Contractors State License Board (CSLB) over certification requirements that first went into effect more than four years earlier. READ MORE
December 2009
It has only been two Years since a devastating EF5 tornado destroyed almost the entire town of Greensburg, Kan. The town is now pinning its future hopes on the force that nearly wiped it off the map. READ MORE
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
December 2009
While the effects of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) have come under intense scrutiny lately, praise is emanating from at least one benefactor. 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

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