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

December 2008
The Trans-Allegheny Interstate Line Co. (TrAILCo), a subsidiary of Allegheny Energy Inc., announced in October that the Virginia State Corporation Commission authorized construction of the Virginia segments of the Trans-Allegheny Interstate Line (TrAIL). READ MORE
December 2008
While other forms of renewable power may be getting more media coverage, geothermal power continues to steam ahead. Two reports confirm the trend. A survey released by the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) in August 2008 shows continued growth in the number of new geothermal power projects under development in the United States, a 20 percent increase since January of this year. READ MORE
December 2008
At the direction of the Flagstaff, Ariz., City Council, city staff members have been working on an amendment to the Land Development Code that would allow alternate wind energy systems (e.g., wind turbines) under 10 kilowatts to be installed on commercial and industrial zoned properties greater than one-half acre in area within the city limits. READ MORE
November 2008
It was only a matter of time, and controlling bosses around the world probably won’t welcome the news. Thanks to telecommuters and other techno geeks who ply their trade at home, the worldwide installed base of home networks is expected to break the 200 million mark by the end of 2008. READ MORE
November 2008
A state with a long maritime history has tapped into an unlikely offshore resource. R.I. Gov. Donald L. Carcieri has announced that the offshore wind power developer, Deepwater Wind, has been chosen to construct a wind energy project off the shores of Rhode Island. READ MORE
November 2008
As the Summer came to a close, and concerns about power to stay cool were replaced by similar worries over the costs of keeping warm, the US Department of Energy announced it would provide more than $40 million in funding for projects exploring alternative energy. READ MORE
November 2008
For years, California has been a pioneer in energy efficiency and renewable power. The state’s new long-range plan for energy use will help solidify the Golden State as a leader for decades into the future. READ MORE
November 2008
If California prides itself on being a national leader in green energy, one college campus there takes its pioneering status to another level. The University of California, San Diego, a campus known for its stunning beaches and environmental sciences, recently announced an ambitious project that is expected to be only the first step in an even more ambitious plan. READ MORE
October 2008
Renewable power has often been touted as a boon for rural areas. Not only does it provide a more efficient and reliable source of electricity for farm industry businesses, but it also provides economic benefits in the form of jobs in struggling areas and, in some cases, revenue from power production or lease payments for farmers who own land where renewable power facilities are located. READ MORE

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