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

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
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
May 2008
As the wireless broadband market expands, increasingly becoming a necessity for households and businesses worldwide, wireless metropolitan access networks (WiMAX) are on the verge of explosive growth. READ MORE
May 2008
Spend or save? It's the age-old question facing anyone with a checkbook and a piggy bank. Now, policymakers are applying the same concept to the public’s consumption of power. READ MORE
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
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

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