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 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
September 2008
In related developments, two western states have become positioned to take advantage of one of their most plentiful, free resources. This summer, officials in South Dakota and Colorado adopted significant policies to increase wind power development in their states. READ MORE
September 2008
On the eve of Independence Day, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed legislation dealing with energy that may increase work for electrical contractors. The Green Communities Act, a comprehensive energy reform bill, offers a combination of heightened standards and incentives to help the state achieve a more diverse energy economy based on efficiency and alternative energy sources. READ MORE
September 2008
Always in the lead for change, California placed another feather in its cap when the state’s Building Standards Commission announced the unanimous adoption of the nation’s first statewide green building code. The new California Green Building Standards Code goes beyond the state’s current building standards. READ MORE
August 2008
A federal judge in Nashville has declined to hold up a transmission project by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). His ruling ended a long-running battle between the utility and local residents, allowing the so-called Algood Transmission Line to be completed. READ MORE
August 2008
One of the advantages of solar power is the ability to generate power on-site, eliminating the need to transport it over transmission lines. READ MORE
August 2008
In June 2008, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom helped the city achieve a first when he signed a bill recently approved by the Board of Supervisors. Officials are touting the GoSolarSF program as the first-ever and largest solar program of its kind offered by a city in the country. READ MORE

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