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

September 2010
California has a long history of rebellious behavior, dating back to the Bear Flag Rebellion that sought to make the then-Mexican territory into an independent nation. Settling for statehood in the United States more than a century ago apparently didn’t dampen the spirit of dissension. READ MORE
September 2010
In the quest to make solar power a mainstream electrical power generation source, improving photovoltaic cells’ efficiency has been the industry’s Holy Grail. READ MORE
August 2010
Renewable power faces many challenges in the quest for greater adoption nationwide. One that is often overlooked is the need for more transmission lines to accommodate all of the new electricity generated from wind, solar, biomass and other alternative-energy sources. READ MORE
August 2010
While the rhetoric about U.S. dependency on foreign oil continues unabated, a counter development is quietly taking place. For years, environmentalists, big oil detractors and others have lamented the inability of the electric car to get a jump start in American markets. Now, what once may have been considered a pipe-dream is motoring closer to a new phase of widespread adoption. READ MORE
August 2010
When it comes to renewable energy and the fight against global warming, innovation is the key. Recognizing the role of research and imagination in the quest for more efficient use of fuels, the Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a large award to several dozen ambitious research projects. READ MORE
August 2010
As the campaign against global warming gains political momentum, its reach can sometimes exceed its grasp. Like many political movements, zealous pursuit of a lofty goal can often lead to well-intended but ill-advised misfires. Arguably, this may have been the case with the recent proposal, now withdrawn, to ban electric resistance space heaters in the International Conservation Codes. READ MORE
August 2010
As the nation champions efficiency as one of the pillars of the new energy age, Wisconsin has emerged as one of the states leading the charge. In June, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $76 million in stimulus funding grants for advanced energy-efficient technology projects and training programs for new workers in this growing field of specialization. READ MORE
July 2010
With the sweeping changes planned for the nation’s generation and consumption of power, energy efficiency is considered to hold some of the greatest potential for a large-scale impact. Seeing that potential, the Obama administration has made efficiency one of the cornerstones of its energy-policy agenda and has invested no small amount of federal dollars to support its goals. READ MORE
July 2010
Solar and wind power continue to grab the majority of headlines in the ongoing coverage of the growth of renewable power. Now, at least one other alternative-energy source has been quietly rising—literally and figuratively—in global use and awareness. READ MORE

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