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

March 2013
It’s not enough that technology is being described as smart. Now it even has the power to heal itself. “Self-healing” and “self-aware” are two of the terms San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) is using to describe the new, super-resilient smart grid it is developing with various high-tech upgrades to existing infrastructure. READ MORE
March 2013
If renewable energy is driven by innovation and creativity, then the state of New Jersey has taken these driving forces to a new extreme. The Garden State is cementing an already well-established reputation as a leader in green power with its latest initiative and, in so doing, throwing a twist into the typical method of solar power installations and a clever way to cut costs. READ MORE
February 2013
It makes sense that, as each form of digital technology goes wireless, the process of charging up all those devices would eventually go wireless, too. Soon, even electric vehicles (EVs) will have the ability to charge up without wires. READ MORE
February 2013
It’s almost an axiom of technology that some of the greatest innovations in consumer electronics come from the military. For example, microwave ovens are linked to the first radar technology developed by the military in World War II. Now the military is revisiting that old technology in the hopes that it may lead to another level of innovation in communications. READ MORE
February 2013
With all of the help and all of the hype they have enjoyed in the last few years, renewables are starting to get their proverbial legs underneath them. That is not to say they have progressed beyond the point where they could use some assistance from the public sector. READ MORE
February 2013
Those who follow the emergence of renewables know that one of the biggest drawbacks is intermittency. The wind and the sun are not necessarily most plentiful when electricity is in demand. The solution to this problem is storage. Stored power can be turned on whenever it’s needed regardless of when it was generated. The energy sector has responded with a strong interest. READ MORE
January 2013
Two studies released recently confirm commonly accepted solutions to climate change are swelling on a global scale. The Denmark-based wind turbine manufacturer, Vestas, commissioned two studies that reveal strong support for renewable power globally from consumers and the companies that make the products they buy. READ MORE
January 2013
There will always be a little bit of the outrageous in renewable power. Yet, every day, in the realm of energy, what once seemed like the exclusive domain of fantasy becomes an accepted part of our lives. After all, not long ago, the thought of electric vehicles and solar-powered homes seemed little more than science fiction. Slowly, but surely, they are now becoming commonplace. READ MORE
January 2013
It is hardly a coincidence that renewable power and digital technology have come of age at the same time. Both thrive on innovations that help feed the other’s success. READ MORE

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