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

November 2008
It was only a matter of time, and controlling bosses around the world probably won’t welcome the news. Thanks to telecommuters and other techno geeks who ply their trade at home, the worldwide installed base of home networks is expected to break the 200 million mark by the end of 2008. READ MORE
November 2008
A state with a long maritime history has tapped into an unlikely offshore resource. R.I. Gov. Donald L. Carcieri has announced that the offshore wind power developer, Deepwater Wind, has been chosen to construct a wind energy project off the shores of Rhode Island. READ MORE
October 2008
While dropped calls have become a running joke in cell-phone advertising, at least one form of wireless communication may be about to get better. READ MORE
October 2008
Sacramento, California, is searching for ways to increase efficiency and keep cool. The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has implemented a new rebate and financing program designed to help multifamily property owners and managers install energy-efficiency measures that will help save money and minimize impact on the environment. READ MORE
October 2008
In the ongoing battle to save the planet and still keep the lights on, energy efficiency is emerging along with alternative fuel sources as a potent weapon. One state agency has recognized the trend and is making a sizable investment. READ MORE
October 2008
Renewable power has often been touted as a boon for rural areas. Not only does it provide a more efficient and reliable source of electricity for farm industry businesses, but it also provides economic benefits in the form of jobs in struggling areas and, in some cases, revenue from power production or lease payments for farmers who own land where renewable power facilities are located. READ MORE
September 2008
According to two recently released studies, broadband access is surging in countries around the globe, and wireless broadband is riding the wave. A study published by Gartner, a Stamford, Conn.-based research firm, projects worldwide consumer broadband connections to grow from 323 million connections in 2007 to 499 million in 2012. READ MORE
September 2008
After years of study and preparation, wind power is officially coming to two remote islands in Maine’s Penobscot Bay. This summer, members of the Fox Islands Electric Cooperative from the islands of Vinalhaven and North Haven voted overwhelmingly in favor of locating a wind-power project in their community. The final vote was 382 to five to support the project. READ MORE
September 2008
While US policymakers at all levels of government talk about the importance of ending our nation’s dependence on foreign oil, at least one group of lawmakers can boast to having actually put their money where their mouths are. READ MORE

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