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 2007
The California Energy Commission has launched the world’s largest renewable energy registry and tracking system called the Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System (WREGIS). READ MORE
August 2007
With help from the federal renewable energy tax credit, as well as state regulations favoring the industry, wind power continues to set new records for installed capacity. According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), 2007 could be the industry’s biggest year so far in terms of new installations. READ MORE
July 2007
On April 5, 2007, the city of Los Angeles celebrated a groundbreaking of the nation’s first power plant fueled by human waste. READ MORE
July 2007
As high-speed access becomes the hookup of choice, broadband subscriber growth has taken off. According to the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based market research firm, In-Stat, approximately 65 million new broadband subscribers signed up for high-speed access to the Internet over the 12-month period ending on May 30. READ MORE
July 2007
Oregon has joined a long and growing list of states with policies for increasing the use of renewable power. READ MORE
July 2007
After years of struggling to become cost competitive in mainstream markets, solar power may finally have its day. According to a new assessment by the Washington, D.C.-based Worldwatch Institute and the Cambridge, Mass.-based Prometheus Institute, the solar industry is poised for a rapid decline in costs that will make it a mainstream power option in the next few years. READ MORE
July 2007
The city of Philadelphia is steamrolling ahead toward its goal of becoming the nation’s first completely wireless major city. In May, Mayor John F. Street announced the approval of a 15-square-mile test zone for the city’s fledgling Muni Wi-Fi network. Consumers in the test area were allowed to start signing up for Internet access accounts shortly after the announcement was made. READ MORE
May 2007
According to a new study from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, there is hope for coal-powered energy in the age of alternative fuels and reduced carbon emissions. READ MORE
May 2007
Alternative power sources are able to do more than just save the planet. Now, they can help save people, too. Spectra Watermakers, Inc. of San Rafael, Calif. has introduced the new Solar Cube, a portable water treatment machine powered by solar and wind that can provide clean drinking water in disaster situations. READ MORE

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