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

August 2009
Wind power may have the potential to drastically alter our nation’s electricity consumption and reduce harmful emissions of greenhouse gases, but it will be of little use to energy consumers if the power generated can’t travel easily from the turbine to the plug. READ MORE
August 2009
With all of the talk in government circles about the possibilities of renewable power, it makes sense that the focus should be on developing those resources in the nation’s Western states, where the potential is arguably the greatest. READ MORE
July 2009
Despite the hype, renewable power still faces hurdles to becoming a mainstream source of energy. Along with the need to bring down prices, renewables also need to perform on a mass scale. A new real estate development appears to have addressed that issue. READ MORE
July 2009
One of the greatest advantages of the evolution of new, high-speed digital technology has been the ability to stay connected, informed and entertained in the home. Case in point, before the Internet, “telecommute” was not a household word. READ MORE
July 2009
Lately, there has been no small amount of rhetoric in the nation’s capital about the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable power. To be sure, the federal government is backing up its words with tangible steps. READ MORE
July 2009
In one of the nation's most ambitious projects of distributed generation, Charlotte, N.C.-based Duke Energy recently announced it will build between 100 and 400 electricity-generating mini solar power plants throughout the state over the next two years. The company boasts the project is one of the first large-scale initiatives of its kind in the United States. READ MORE
July 2009
President Obama has made no secret about the role he sees for renewable power in the nation’s energy future. To his credit, his administration has backed up words with a sizable investment of stimulus funds. READ MORE
June 2009
In April, Madison County, Ind., commissioners adopted an ordinance amending the County’s Land Use and Development Code with regulations for the development of wind farms. The ordinance sets standards for such issues as setbacks, height, access and safety. Tax issues also were addressed. READ MORE
June 2009
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced its Smart Grid Investment Grant Program, which will provide grants, ranging from $500,000 to $20 million, for smart grid technology deployments. It also will provide grants of $100,000 to $5 million for the deployment of grid-monitoring devices. READ MORE

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