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

September 2011
Although the worldwide economy continued to sputter in 2010, there was at least one bright spot on the global stage. According to a recent study, renewable power showed its perseverance last year, fighting off headwinds and gaining traction. READ MORE
September 2011
It’s hard to imagine where technological innovation will go next, with so much inventive ground already covered, if not trampled. A recent announcement indicates there is still plenty of room for groundbreaking change, especially when it comes to wireless devices. READ MORE
September 2011
In the ambitious task of retrofitting existing structures with the latest energy-saving technologies, one critical area is the nation’s aging stock of affordable housing. One of the biggest obstacles to making the needed improvements is the lack of adequate financing. Recently, two federal authorities joined forces to address both issues. READ MORE
August 2011
Recognizing the importance of a modernized energy transmission system, the White House has launched a major effort to encourage and incentivize improvements to the grid. In June, the Obama administration announced several new initiatives designed to accelerate modernization, bolster innovation and support the growth of clean energy. READ MORE
August 2011
Some proponents of renewable power feel that, in the not too distant future, these energy sources could provide far more power worldwide than previously imagined. According to a report released in May by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, renewables could become the predominant source of electricity by 2050. READ MORE
August 2011
If success of the nationwide movement toward a more modernized electricity transmission system is measured by the number of smart meters installed, then, by recent accounts, it has been a hit. According to the Department of Energy (DOE), more than 5 million smart meters have been installed nationwide. READ MORE
August 2011
Talk is cheap, and while the buzz around renewable power and other forms of clean energy is well intended, one government agency has gone beyond the rhetoric. READ MORE
July 2011
All the policies, rhetoric and tax incentives may be finally starting to pay off. New statistics reveal that wind power and other renewables are showing sustained and consistent growth, a sign that they may have reached a new stage of maturity in the American energy market. READ MORE
July 2011
Lately, efficiency has emerged as one of the driving forces of the effort to reform national energy consumption—an equal partner with the likes of solar power, windmills and electric cars. It should come as little surprise then that federal lawmakers have jumped on the bandwagon, introducing legislation to help steer the country down a more efficient path. READ MORE

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