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

October 2009
With a new set of building codes taking effect, the building industry in California has new standards for going green, and the state once again preserves its spot as the nation’s energy trailblazer. READ MORE
October 2009
Scientests at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory plan to boldly take their network where no computer network has gone before. READ MORE
October 2009
State renewable energy and efficiency projects received another infusion of cash from the federal government as summer came to a close. In August, the U.S. Department of Energy announced more than $119 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to support projects in seven states and territories. READ MORE
October 2009
In early August 2009, the Chicago City Council approved a lease on a vacant lot where a solar power facility will be constructed. The lot will be leased to Chicago-based utility, Exelon, which plans to erect a 10-megawatt solar photovoltaic facility consisting of more than 30,000 solar panels that would generate enough electricity to power about 1,200 homes. READ MORE
September 2009
As the demands of home technology users become more sophisticated, it stands to reason that their use of in-home wiring will change, too. READ MORE
September 2009
As the national dialogue continues about the uses of alternative power, at least four states have added or increased their requirements on utilities for the production of electricity from renewable sources. READ MORE
September 2009
Its recent problems notwithstanding, California continues to light a path to the rest of the nation for policy change. In this case, the path would be lit with a device that uses considerably less power. READ MORE
September 2009
For some innovations, such as calculators and computers, the key to success was in finding a way to make things smaller. The future of concentrated solar power, on the other hand, depends on making the product deliverable on a grand scale. READ MORE
September 2009
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), Maryland’s largest gas and electric utility, delivering power to more than 1 million electric customers in central Maryland, recently announced an initiative to create one of the most extensive Smart Grids in the nation. The company has filed with the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) for a comprehensive and advanced Smart Grid initiative. READ MORE

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