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

July 2008
Despite a plethora of foreboding trends lurking over the continent like an ominous black cloud—global climate change, escalating demand, aging and inadequate infrastructure—the outlook for North American electricity reliability for the coming summer season is surprisingly good. READ MORE
July 2008
Electric Transmission America (ETA), a joint venture of subsidiaries of American Electric Power (AEP) and MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co., has formed a joint venture company with Westar Energy Inc. to build and own new electric transmission assets in Kansas. READ MORE
June 2008
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced plans to install rooftop photovoltaic (PV) systems at its medical facilities in Loma Linda, California, and Dallas. READ MORE
June 2008
In April 2008, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $2,400,000 in funding to 12 cities across the country for the development of solar power projects. The DOE’s Solar America Cities were chosen for their commitment and comprehensive approach to the deployment of solar technologies and the development of sustainable solar infrastructures. READ MORE
June 2008
In April 2008, a partnership of power generators, providers and technology suppliers entered into a contract for the construction of two new nuclear reactors at an existing facility in eastern Georgia. READ MORE
June 2008
Puget Sound Energy, the utility subsidiary of Puget Energy, has announced plans to expand its Wild Horse Wind Facility, located east of Ellensburg on central Washington’s Whisky Dick Mountain. PSE is proposing to add approximately 25 wind turbines to its Wild Horse operations in eastern Kittitas County, which currently has 127 turbines. READ MORE
June 2008
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed an ambitious green building ordinance, appropriately, on Earth Day 2008. The Private Sector Green Building Plan will create a series of requirements and incentives for developers to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards—the country’s strictest environmental building standards. READ MORE
May 2008
Smart technologies are not just for the home or office anymore. Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy has announced it will put in motion its vision to make Boulder, Colo., the nation’s first fully integrated Smart Grid City. READ MORE
May 2008
One good deed usually leads to another. When it comes to government supporting renewable energy, the practice appears to be catching on. This spring, two states and the federal government announced major investments designed to encourage development of alternative energy sources. READ MORE

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