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

May 2008
Spend or save? It's the age-old question facing anyone with a checkbook and a piggy bank. Now, policymakers are applying the same concept to the public’s consumption of power. READ MORE
April 2008
Clearing two important regulatory hurdles, the Topeka, Kan.-based ITC Great Plains, a subsidiary of ITC Holdings Corp., announced its plans to invest in transmission infrastructure improvements in the state of Kansas. As a result, these plans are now one step closer to reality. READ MORE
April 2008
Every young tree needs a stake before it can stand upright under its own weight. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently announced two new initiatives to help the budding green building movement put down its own set of roots. The NAHB announced the tandem projects during the 2008 International Builders Show in Orlando, Fla., in February 2008. READ MORE
March 2008
Debunking the notion that all renewable power rides in on the wind or the rays of the sun, a developer in Idaho is pioneering a revolutionary, clean technology in the state’s first geothermal power plant. READ MORE
March 2008
It was only a matter of time. The Internet offered so much more than Web searching. Even the ubiquitous landline telephone would eventually succumb to its appeal. READ MORE
March 2008
One of the bright spots in the dark period that marked California’s energy crisis of 2001 and 2002 was the emergence of energy efficiency and conservation as tools to help cut down on demand during periods of tight supplies. That success carried over even after the crisis ended, as programs expanded in response to concerns about global warming. READ MORE
March 2008
It's a trend that could leave small towns green with envy. According to a new report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), programs designed to encourage more environmentally friendly building construction have grown by a whopping 400 percent in U.S. cities since 2003. READ MORE
March 2008
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has awarded the first commercial wave energy project license. Finavera Renewables Inc., a Vancouver, British Columbia-based developer announced the milestone in December 2007. The license is for the company’s Makah Bay Offshore Wave Pilot Project in northwest Washington state. READ MORE
February 2008
The capacity to innovate ensures longevity for any new technology; for example, broadband access continues to show its versatility and carve new inroads. According to one study, broadband over power line (BPL) is advancing the cause for high-speed access by emerging as an application for various uses. READ MORE

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