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

June 2011
In the Herculean effort to wean the nation off fossil fuels, energy efficiency and renewable power share a common obstacle: cost. Despite growing national awareness and popular support, their prohibitive price tags prevent most American homeowners from making an upgrade. Federal officials have launched a new program that could provide some relief. READ MORE
June 2011
Despite recent reports of coal-fired power plants shutting down and states moving away from coal as a generation source, it seems the nation’s dominant source of fuel for generating electricity will be around for years to come. In the national dialogue about energy use and the push toward renewable power, small change can carry oversized implications. READ MORE
April 2011
Energy has been the lifeblood in Texas for years. As a well-established leader in oil and gas production, the Lone Star State also recently became the nation’s leading generator of wind power. Continuing in that tradition, many Texas residents also want to see the state become the leader in solar, biomass, natural gas and other sources of nontraditional power. READ MORE
April 2011
Christmas light enthusiasts have always known not to drop what they are hanging. A broken bulb can spoil everything. Now they have another reason to be careful. Despite its growing popularity as a green lighting alternative, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) may not be as eco-friendly as advertised. READ MORE
April 2011
It could be considered an indicator of the status and importance of high-speed Internet in our contemporary culture that bandwidth has become enough of a necessity in American households that basic access is no longer enough. In other words, it’s not a question of having a car in every garage, but how much power is under the hood. READ MORE
April 2011
In its quest to transform energy use, California has set its sights on the state’s biggest users. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently announced the launch of a 2010–2012 Zero Net Energy Action Plan to help commercial building owners reduce their building energy use to “net-zero.” Zero-net energy (ZNE) buildings have a net energy consumption of zero over a typical year. READ MORE
April 2011
In its quest for widespread adoption, wind power has long suffered from the challenge of cost. Despite how intelligent it might seem to harness the wind for electricity, the main reason more turbines don’t grace the landscape is because they simply are too expensive to build and install. All that may soon change. READ MORE
March 2011
At least one sector of the economy hasn’t been affected by the recession.According to the London-based research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance, investment in clean energy reached record levels in 2010. READ MORE
March 2011
It should come as little surprise that the surGE inrenewable power and the high-tech revolution have occurred at roughly the same time. Both thrive on innovation and the general trend toward doing more with less. READ MORE

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