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 2009
Old habits die hard, as the saying goes, and for all the talk of saving energy and the planet, modifying people’s behavior may still prove to be the biggest challenge. On the other hand, incremental change is still change nonetheless, and when it comes to widespread transformations, like the kind needed to alter our nation’s power usage, that may prove to be the only way progress is measured. READ MORE
March 2009
Overeaters aren't the only ones who want to slim down. Renewable power is about doing more with less. With that in mind, the Tempe, Ariz.-based solar technology manufacturer First Solar Inc. is touting the construction of what it calls the largest thin-film solar power plant in North America. READ MORE
February 2009
Bold ideas always get a mixed reaction. It’s not until years later that anyone can say objectively if they were effective. President Barack Obama’s alternative energy goals are no exception. In a January 2009 speech at George Mason University, then President-elect Obama trumpeted a comprehensive plan to revive the nation’s faltering economy. READ MORE
February 2009
While some may protest that policies to fight global warming only will hurt an already struggling economy, at least one study suggests an entirely different result. READ MORE
February 2009
It makes sense that, as more households opt for wireless connections, landlines will be cut. A new study by the Centers for Disease Control confirms that. Preliminary results from the January–June 2008 National Health Interview Survey indicate the number of American homes with only wireless telephones continues to grow. READ MORE
January 2009
Vermonters can celebrate. A local Internet provider has come up with a plan to offer broadband access in the state’s most remote areas. READ MORE
January 2009
Never content with the status of pioneer in the nation’s quest for greater development of renewable power, California has taken steps again to raise the standards for other states to follow. READ MORE
January 2009
Provo, Utah-based Raser Technologies Inc., recently inaugurated its first commercial-scale geothermal power plant in Beaver County, Utah. The plant’s output has already been committed to supply electricity to Anaheim, Calif. READ MORE
January 2009
Last month, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR reported that the Virginia State Corporation Commission authorized construction of the Virginia segments of the Trans-Allegheny Interstate Line (TrAIL). Now, the Trans-Allegheny Interstate Line Co. READ MORE

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