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

April 2009
Transforming the traditional home into an environmentally friendly and energy-efficient structure requires vision, creativity and innovative thinking. Home builders are taking steps to show they are up to the task. READ MORE
April 2009
Renewable power sounds good on paper, but for many, it is only something to pontificate about. In reality, for individuals, families and small businesses, switching to renewable power often is not a practical or cost-effective alternative. One state has taken steps to bridge that gap in desire versus economics. READ MORE
April 2009
According to the Nuclear Energy Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based industry advocacy organization, nuclear power plants in the United States generated approximately 805.7 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity in 2008, missing the record of 806.5 billion kWh set in 2007. READ MORE
April 2009
Most of the talk about federal politics these days has centered on the mortgage crisis and the failing banking industry. The bulk of the money in the Obama administration’s bailout packages has been for banks, investment companies, other large industries and homeowners at risk for foreclosure. 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
March 2009
There is no better place to plant the seeds for the expanded use of renewable power by future generations than in a school environment. School officials and corporate leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area embraced the concept recently when they announced a public-private partnership for solar power and energy efficiency. READ MORE
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
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

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