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

August 2008
In June 2008, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom helped the city achieve a first when he signed a bill recently approved by the Board of Supervisors. Officials are touting the GoSolarSF program as the first-ever and largest solar program of its kind offered by a city in the country. READ MORE
August 2008
The Western Governors’ Association (WGA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced a joint initiative—the Western Renewable Energy Zones (WREZ) project—to expedite the development and delivery of clean and renewable energy to those areas in the West with vast renewable resources. READ MORE
August 2008
PPL Renewable Energy announced plans in May 2008 to design, construct and operate a 1.7-megawatt solar-power system for Schering-Plough Corp. in Summit, N.J. When completed, the green energy project will be the largest rooftop solar installation in the United States. READ MORE
July 2008
Boise State University was recently named one of six Wind Application Centers in the nation through the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wind for Schools program. During the three-year program, Boise State undergraduates in engineering will manage the siting and construction of small, 1.9-kilowatt wind turbines at up to 12 rural Idaho schools. READ MORE
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

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