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 2009
Vermonters can celebrate. A local Internet provider has come up with a plan to offer broadband access in the state’s most remote areas. READ MORE
January 2009
Never content with the status of pioneer in the nation’s quest for greater development of renewable power, California has taken steps again to raise the standards for other states to follow. READ MORE
January 2009
Provo, Utah-based Raser Technologies Inc., recently inaugurated its first commercial-scale geothermal power plant in Beaver County, Utah. The plant’s output has already been committed to supply electricity to Anaheim, Calif. READ MORE
January 2009
Last month, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR reported that the Virginia State Corporation Commission authorized construction of the Virginia segments of the Trans-Allegheny Interstate Line (TrAIL). Now, the Trans-Allegheny Interstate Line Co. READ MORE
January 2009
President Barack Obama has made it clear that he will invest heavily in the renewable and clean-energy sectors to help launch a national economic recovery. According to a study released just before the election, at least one region of the country is ready for the challenge. READ MORE
January 2009
While it will take more than wind power to break the country’s addiction to foreign oil, the United States continues to add new wind power facilities at a record pace. According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the industry installed 1,389 megawatts (MW) in the third quarter of 2008, bringing the total to 4,204 MW of wind power projects completed so far this year. READ MORE
December 2008
At the direction of the Flagstaff, Ariz., City Council, city staff members have been working on an amendment to the Land Development Code that would allow alternate wind energy systems (e.g., wind turbines) under 10 kilowatts to be installed on commercial and industrial zoned properties greater than one-half acre in area within the city limits. READ MORE
December 2008
The Trans-Allegheny Interstate Line Co. (TrAILCo), a subsidiary of Allegheny Energy Inc., announced in October that the Virginia State Corporation Commission authorized construction of the Virginia segments of the Trans-Allegheny Interstate Line (TrAIL). READ MORE
December 2008
While other forms of renewable power may be getting more media coverage, geothermal power continues to steam ahead. Two reports confirm the trend. A survey released by the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) in August 2008 shows continued growth in the number of new geothermal power projects under development in the United States, a 20 percent increase since January of this year. READ MORE

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