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

May 2008
Just as other municipal wireless networks appear to be crumbling, the city of Minneapolis has emerged as the new standard bearer. The city is expected to have the majority of its 59-square-mile network finished this spring. The newly constructed public/private partnership is being heralded as the model for other cities to follow. 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
April 2008
Clearing two important regulatory hurdles, the Topeka, Kan.-based ITC Great Plains, a subsidiary of ITC Holdings Corp., announced its plans to invest in transmission infrastructure improvements in the state of Kansas. As a result, these plans are now one step closer to reality. READ MORE
April 2008
Every young tree needs a stake before it can stand upright under its own weight. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently announced two new initiatives to help the budding green building movement put down its own set of roots. The NAHB announced the tandem projects during the 2008 International Builders Show in Orlando, Fla., in February 2008. READ MORE
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

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