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 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
February 2008
Generating renewable power is only part of the equation; once electricity is captured from green sources, such as solar, wind and biomass, it has to be transmitted. According to a recent study, state governments are failing to supply the needed infrastructure to make this happen. READ MORE
February 2008
It's a locale not necessarily regarded for being friendly to the environment. Then again, it’s also a place known as a pioneer for change. The city and county of Los Angeles, known for its smog and crowded freeways, are both in the midst of adopting ambitious green building standards, which will improve energy efficiency and lower the environmental impact of new construction. READ MORE
February 2008
In the quest for competitiveness in mainstream energy markets, higher costs continue to be a challenge for renewable power. However, residents of at least one city in California don’t seem to mind the added expense. READ MORE

Pages