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 2017
In the fight against climate change, cities are leading the charge. Recognizing that buildings are one of the biggest culprits when it comes to the emissions of greenhouse gases, the city of Denver recently adopted new energy efficiency benchmarking requirements for commercial and some residential buildings. READ MORE
March 2017
Some may be skeptical of its credentials, but carbon capture has its proponents, and as policy makers have been known to say, everything should be on the table. READ MORE
March 2017
In January, the National Energy Board (NEB) of Canada announced that it has approved the Lake Erie Connector Project, a 117-kilometer (km) international transmission line that will connect Ontario with Pennsylvania, running under Lake Erie. READ MORE
March 2017
When you think efficiency, you think saving money. As it turns out, efficiency is pretty good at making money, too. According to a recent report released by energy-efficiency advocates E2 and E4TheFuture, the efficiency economy may be much larger than anyone thought. READ MORE
March 2017
The Powering America Team is helping transform the Milwaukee skyline. With the new Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons, comparisons are being drawn to another nearby metropolis more well-known for its tall buildings. READ MORE
March 2017
While more cities and towns are making the move to LED streetlights, Anchorage, Alaska, is going even further. As part of a pilot project in 2008, the city, under then-mayor Mark Begich, converted about 4,000 of its roughly 16,000 streetlights from sodium vapor to LED, making the city one of the first in the nation to move in this direction. READ MORE
March 2017
As the need for energy storage expands, consumers are getting in on the action. According to the market research firm GTM Research, the market for behind-the-meter (BTM) storage is prepared to capitalize on this trend. READ MORE
March 2017
While the Maryland state legislature debates whether or not to extend the EmPOWER Maryland energy efficiency program, the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has released multiple studies encouraging it to continue.                                            READ MORE
March 2017
Despite its growing popularity, solar power does have its detractors. Pushback from utilities and lawmakers have made headlines in Arizona and Oklahoma. Now, add Utah to the list.                         READ MORE

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