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 2016
The need to modernize the nation’s outdated electrical infrastructure has become something of an axiom in the age of renewables. Recognizing that need, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has offered an incentive.
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June 2016
Whether it is the sun, wind or waves, every region is blessed with renewable resources waiting to be harnessed for power. Recognizing the renewable resources of their landscape, two Midwest utilities recently announced wind-power plans.
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  • By Felix König (Eigenes Werk (own work) - Samsung S750) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
June 2016
The nuclear power industry suffered another setback in California on Tuesday when PG&E announced that it will close the Diablo Canyon power plant in San Luis Obispo County. It is the second such closure in California in the last three years. READ MORE
June 2016
No profession is impacted more by the changes taking place in the energy sector than electrical contractors and electrical workers. Recognizing the opportunities that this presents, representatives of both groups have teamed up in Los Angeles on a retrofit project that will set a new standard for net zero energy consumption in commercial buildings. READ MORE
May 2016
Renewables are always setting some kind of record in their never-ending quest for market parity. Recently, in Germany renewables broke new ground by producing nearly 100 percent of the country’s electricity, if only for a short time. The new milestone had the additional effect of driving prices negative during the brief glut. READ MORE
May 2016
Offering an antidote to the variable nature of wind and solar, storage has emerged as an essential ingredient to the success of renewable power. Notwithstanding the publicity surrounding breakthrough products, such as Tesla’s PowerWall, the marriage of storage with solar installations has yet to get much traction. READ MORE
  • By Bodoklecksel (own foto) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons
May 2016
Renewable industries have registered steady growth for several years. 2015 and the first part of 2016 have been no exception. Wind power has made great gains. According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the first quarter of 2016 was the most productive first quarter of installations for the industry since 2012. READ MORE
May 2016
When it comes to harnessing the power of the sun, there’s a lot more to it than just throwing down a towel and catching some rays. Ask J.M. Electrical Co. Inc. The Lynnfield, Mass., contractor with 140 electricians just completed an installation that was anything but typical.
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May 2016
It could be said that the green movement has mastered the art of the possible, lauding every technological breakthrough as an innovative way for society to reduce harmful pollutants, harness renewable-energy sources and allow us to live comfortably in a digital age.
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