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

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
June 2009
Not least among the many factors feeding the recent buzz about a new national energy order is the dawning of a technology that allows communication between appliances and the systems that deliver power to them. Falling under the banner of “efficiency,” so-called smart grid technology holds the promise of maximum control and flexibility for utility users on a scale that is almost science fiction. READ MORE
May 2009
Every cloud has a silver lining, as the saying goes. This is one silver lining that builders and electrical contractors can plug into. READ MORE
May 2009
There has been a lot of talk lately about the future of green jobs. The Obama administration, for example, has invested heavily in renewable power to help the nation launch a massive economic recovery. At least one state is following the president’s lead. This spring, New Jersey Gov. Jon S. READ MORE

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