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

November 2007
Under the shadow of global warming, three more states have taken steps to cut emissions from greenhouse gases. This summer, Illinois, New Mexico and North Carolina announced strict new minimum standards for the use of renewable power. READ MORE
November 2007
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a number of states are seeing a significant number of new homes being built according to green building standards. READ MORE
November 2007
Thirty years ago, Californians had seen all they wanted of nuclear power. A law passed in 1976 prohibited the construction of new nuclear reactors. With the debate over greenhouse gas reductions now waging and with memories of the 2000–2001 energy crisis, at least one lawmaker has decided the time has come to rethink the highly controversial source of power. READ MORE
November 2007
The nation's largest producer of oil and gas has moved into the state with the most wind. British Petroleum (BP) Alternative Energy, a subsidiary of the international oil giant, has announced the groundbreaking of its first wind project in Texas. The project, named Silver Star 1, is located 80 miles southwest of the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area. READ MORE
October 2007
A public-private partnership is applying the latest technology to protect New York City’s power grid from the worst possible scenarios. Consolidated Edison Inc. (ConEd), American Superconductor Corp. and the national Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have teamed up to develop and deploy a new high temperature superconductor (HTS) power grid technology. READ MORE
October 2007
A year after surpassing California as the nation’s leader in wind power capacity, Texas’ lead is solid and growing. In 2006, the Lone Star state marked the second year in a row that it led the nation in wind power production. According to the American Wind Energy Association, Texas had 2,768 megawatts (MW) of wind power generating capacity installed at the end of 2006. READ MORE
October 2007
Lementing its role as the nation’s wind power leader, Texas is taking on two new wind farm developments on a scale that would make the state proud. In July, Shell WindEnergy Inc. and Luminant, a subsidiary of TXU Corp., announced a joint development agreement for a wind project in Texas. The Briscoe County project will have a capacity of 3,000 megawatts (MW). READ MORE
September 2007
Things are looking good for the wind power industry. According to the first annual report released by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program on the wind power industry, the U.S. wind market is the fastest growing in the world. The report, “Annual Report on U.S. READ MORE
September 2007
The embattled Cape Wind project got a boost this spring from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. The agency announced in late March a determination that the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project is adequate and complies with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act. READ MORE

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